What Is Peribronchial Thickening of the Lungs?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 7:24:03 AM ET

Peribronchial thickening, also known as peribronchial cuffing, is a term used to describe a hazy radiologic appearance that results from excess fluid or mucus build-up, according to Radiopaedia.org. This build-up happens in the lung's small airway passages and results in patches of collapsed lung.

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