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November 1941

ROENTGENOLOGIC CONSIDERATIONS OF BRONCHIECTASIS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):974-990. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041048009
Abstract

In teaching and in the routine of large general hospitals, patients with symptoms suggestive of bronchiectasis are referred to the radiologist for investigation of those conditions that the clinician and the thoracic surgeon need to have clarified in order to decide what type of treatment shall be recommended. Some of the questions of interest are:

Does the patient have bronchiectasis? Does the disease involve the upper or the lower lobe of the lung, and if the disease is on the right side, does it involve the middle lobe? Is the process unilateral or bilateral? Is there hyperventilation of the lung fields or compensatory emphysema? Are there good expansion and contraction of the lungs and bronchial tree during forced respiratory efforts? Is there any displacement of the mediastinal structures? Is there fixation of the mediastinal structures? Is there good movement, relative restriction or fixation of one or both domes of the

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