Upper lobe bronchiectasis

Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Distribution of bronchiectasis can help in narrowing the differential diagnosis. Upper lobe bronchiectasis is typically seen in:

Rarely it may be seen with non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection (e.g. MAC infection 2). Traction bronchiectasis in the upper lobes can also be seen in conditions of upper lobe pulmonary fibrosis, such as radiation fibrosis, advanced sarcoidosis, and silicosis or other pneumoconioses

When there is the involvement of mid-upper lobes, also consider:

See also


Article information

rID: 2243
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bronchiectasis involving upper lobes

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