Pulmonary cystic fibrosis in the adult: early and late radiologic findings with pathologic correlations.

@article{Friedman1981PulmonaryCF,
  title={Pulmonary cystic fibrosis in the adult: early and late radiologic findings with pathologic correlations.},
  author={Paul J. Friedman and Ivan R Harwood and P H Ellenbogen},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1981},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={1131-44}
}
Radiographs of 50 patients age 17 or more with documented cystic fibrosis were reviewed. Peripheral nodular and nonvascular linear densities were common early abnormalities. Specific findings of bronchiectasis were found in 90% of all cases. Hyperinflation was seen in 76% of cases, especially in the lower lobes; atelectasis and all other abnormalities were more common in the upper (and middle) lobes. Cystic air spaces developed in 24% of cases. The severity of abnormalities (including… CONTINUE READING