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A 39-year-old female asked:

What does a basal cystic beonchiectasis means please?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Disease lung bases: Cystic bronchiectasis, saccular, irreversible form of bronchiectasis or dilated bronchi, that extend to the pleural surface; air-fluid levels are commonly present.Bronchiectasis typically presents with recurrent chest infections, production of copious amounts of sputum and haemoptysis (blood).Causes of bronchiectasis (include infection( fungi, bacteria, adenovirus), congenital, cystic fibrosis).
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Chronic lung cond: Bronchiectasis is a chronic inflammation of the airway walls leading to weakening & dilatation, which causes buildup of mucus, bacterial overgrowth & further damage. Your description suggests it involves the lower portion of lungs & has some cystic areas. Please ensure that you have undergone testing for underlying cause (esp CF & others). See a pulmonologist for long term treatment plan & testing.
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