Cystic fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar


Chronic pulmonary symptoms , meconium ileus at birth

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Initial chest radiograph

Diffuse reticulonodular changes with bronchiectasis and prominent hila. Lung volume is preserved.


Follow-up CT chest (2 years later)

2013 study:

Scout image shows finger in glove appearance .

On CT, note the tree in bud pattern nodules, cylinderical bronchiectasis, and mucous plugs within the large airways.

Case Discussion

Consider cystic fibrosis in any young adult with unexplained bronchiectasis.

For a young adult with diffuse bronchiectasis and interstitial lung disease, consider cystic fibrosis until proven otherwise.

Associated abnormalities in cystic fibrosis:

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Case information

rID: 32436
Published: 26th Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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