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Idiopathic Constrictive Bronchiolitis
Melissa L. Rosado-de-Christenson, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Fibrotic bronchiolitis
              • Obliterative bronchiolitis
              • Bronchiolitis obliterans
            • Definitions

              • Idiopathic constrictive bronchiolitis
                • Nonspecific, irreversible process
                • Concentric fibrosis anatomically located between bronchiolar epithelium and muscularis mucosa
                • Affects terminal and respiratory bronchioles with resultant bronchiolar luminal narrowing &/or obliteration
                • Little bronchiolar/peribronchiolar chronic inflammation, absence of granulation tissue polyps
              • Diagnosis of exclusion: Exclusion of known causes of constrictive bronchiolitis
              • Constrictive bronchiolitis is not to be confused with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, preferably referred to as organizing pneumonia or as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia if idiopathic

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      • Reporting Tips

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Berniker AV et al: Imaging of small airways diseases. Radiol Clin North Am. 54(6):1165-1181, 2016
                                        2. Edwards RM et al: Imaging of small airways and emphysema. Clin Chest Med. 36(2):335-47, x, 2015
                                        3. Kligerman SJ et al: Mosaic attenuation: etiology, methods of differentiation, and pitfalls. Radiographics. 35(5):1360-80, 2015
                                        4. Allen TC: Small Airways disease. Surg Pathol Clin. 3(1):171-86, 2010
                                        5. Lynch DA: Imaging of small airways disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clin Chest Med. 29(1):165-79, vii, 2008
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Fibrotic bronchiolitis
                                                    • Obliterative bronchiolitis
                                                    • Bronchiolitis obliterans
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Idiopathic constrictive bronchiolitis
                                                      • Nonspecific, irreversible process
                                                      • Concentric fibrosis anatomically located between bronchiolar epithelium and muscularis mucosa
                                                      • Affects terminal and respiratory bronchioles with resultant bronchiolar luminal narrowing &/or obliteration
                                                      • Little bronchiolar/peribronchiolar chronic inflammation, absence of granulation tissue polyps
                                                    • Diagnosis of exclusion: Exclusion of known causes of constrictive bronchiolitis
                                                    • Constrictive bronchiolitis is not to be confused with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, preferably referred to as organizing pneumonia or as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia if idiopathic

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Berniker AV et al: Imaging of small airways diseases. Radiol Clin North Am. 54(6):1165-1181, 2016
                                                                              2. Edwards RM et al: Imaging of small airways and emphysema. Clin Chest Med. 36(2):335-47, x, 2015
                                                                              3. Kligerman SJ et al: Mosaic attenuation: etiology, methods of differentiation, and pitfalls. Radiographics. 35(5):1360-80, 2015
                                                                              4. Allen TC: Small Airways disease. Surg Pathol Clin. 3(1):171-86, 2010
                                                                              5. Lynch DA: Imaging of small airways disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clin Chest Med. 29(1):165-79, vii, 2008