Respirology/ ICU

What is Peribronchovascular Distribution on CT imaging?

A common finding described on computed tomography (CT) imaging. A disease with a peribronchovascular distribution involves the bronchi, adjacent lymphatics, and associated vasculature surrounding the central or axial lung interstitium.

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Common disease processes include:

  • Pulmonary Lymphoma
  • Organizing Pneumonia
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Infection
  • Vasculitis
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage


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