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BRONCHIECTASIS

Traction bronchiectasis refers to bronchial dilation that occurs in patients with lung fibrosis or distorted lung architecture. Traction on the bronchial walls due to fibrous tissue reults in irregular bronchial dilation (bronchiectasis). Usually segmental and subsegmental bronchi are involved, but small periperhal bronchi or bronchioles may also be affected. Commonly associated with honeycombing.

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