Case report: Computed tomography findings in Williams-Campbell syndrome

Kuniyuki Kaneko, Sho Kudo, Masako Tashiro, Takashi Kishikawa, Youichi Nakanishi, Hozumi Yamada

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Williams-Campbell syndrome is a rare type of cystic bronchiectasis that is due to defective cartilage of fourth-to sixth-order bronchi. The diagnosis has been made either at autopsy or by bronchographic findings. The article describes an adult case of this syndrome with CT findings that are characteristic of this entity. CT showed areas of emphysematous lung parenchyma distal to the dilated bronchi, suggesting bronchiolitis obliterans secondary to proximal cystic bronchiectasis. These findings are useful in differentiating Williams-Campbell syndrome from other causes of cystic bronchiectasis, thus obviating bronchography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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