Which radiographic findings are specific for bronchiectasis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Specific findings on chest radiographs may include the following:

  • Linear lucencies and parallel markings radiating from the hila (tram tracking) in cylindrical bronchiectasis

  • Dilated bronchi in varicose bronchiectasis

  • Clustered cysts in cystic bronchiectasis


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