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HomeAnswersPulmonology (Asthma Doctors)bronchiectasisMy right lower lobe looks very large. Is it bronchiectasis?

Why does my right lower lobe look different in bronchoscopy?

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Published At March 17, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I want to ask if the bronchoscopy looks normal. The right lower lobe looks collpased and the right segment looks very large. I have wheezing, cough, and no sputum. I am very concerned that I have bronchiectasis.


Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have a complaint of wheezing, and cough. According to your picture of bronchoscopy (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems to be normal. For confirmation, I advise you to get CXR (chest X-ray) or HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of chest should be done and correlated with the picture of bronchoscopy. Usually, the bronchoscopic picture may show occlusion of the right main bronchus with only a pin-sized opening in case of right lung collapse. But in your picture of bronchoscopy, opening is larger than the size of a pin, so bronchoscopy result may be normal. A CXR or HRCT of chest maybe needed to exclude other causes.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam
Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors)

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