bronchiectasis

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Related to varicose bronchiectasis: cystic bronchiectasis

bronchiectasis

[¦bräŋ·kē′ek·tə·səs]
(medicine)
Dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles following a chronic inflammatory process or an infection attended by pus formation.
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They were graded as 0 for no bronchiectasis, 1 for tubular bronchiectasis, 2 for varicose bronchiectasis and 3 for cystic bronchiectasis, with one extra mark per lobe if central bronchiectasis was present.
The Reed Classification consists of the following categories: Cylindrical bronchiectasis, varicose bronchiectasis, and sacular, or cystic, bronchiectasis.