Varicose bronchiectasis

Varicose bronchiectasis refers to an uncommon morphological subtype of bronchiectasis. According to one study, this type as a pure form accounted for ~10% of all bronchiectasis .

For a general discussion, please refer to the article on bronchiectasis.

Radiographic features

There are intermittent narrowed and dilated segment to the affected bronchus when viewed in long axis and can give a string of pearls sign  reflecting the irregularly beaded appearance.