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A 94-year-old female patient was referred to the emergency department of our hospital for cough productive of purulent sputum and recurrent episodes of haemoptysis. She was a mild, former smoker. Her medical history was notable for a left-sided pleuropulmonary infection treated for months with antibiotics at the age of 2 years, and for recurrent respiratory infections occurring ever since. Chest CT revealed multiple abnormalities of the left lung consisting of a marked volume loss; diffuse bronchiectasis prevailing in the upper lobe, where a large airway consolidation was also evident; and multiple centrilobular nodules of variable sizes (figure 1A,B). Furthermore, a reduction of the lumen of the left main stem bronchus associated with possible fractures of some …
Contributors RT contributed to the conception and design, as well as writing of the manuscript. MF, DP, VL and FN contributed to the data acquisition, writing of the manuscript and its revision for important intellectual content.
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