Congenital Bronchial Atresia with Mucoid Impaction

Physiology

  • Inspissated mucus which accumulates within bronchus distal to point of obliteration (distal lung parenchyma is hyperinflated)

Diagnosis

  • CXR/Chest CT Pattern: oval, smooth, sharply-defined nodule
    • Location: strong predilection for apical-posterior bronchus of LUL
    • Calcification: absent
    • Absence of cavitation

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