Aneurysmal appearance of medium-sized bronchi: a peripheral manifestation of endobronchial tuberculosis

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Aug;193(2):W95-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1833.


Objective: The purpose of this study is to show the importance of aneurysmal appearance of medium-sized bronchi observed at CT in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).

Conclusion: Aneurysmal appearance of medium-sized bronchi is a CT feature of tuberculosis. In TB-endemic areas, the aneurysmal appearance of medium-sized bronchi at CT may suggest the diagnosis of TB.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bronchography*
  • Cicatrix / diagnostic imaging
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnostic imaging*