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Table 4 Radiographic findings in patient cohort with rare NTM

From: Frequency and clinical implications of the isolation of rare nontuberculous mycobacteria

  N (%)
Lesion location  
   Right upper lobe 40/68 (58.8)
   Right middle lobe 21/68 (30.9)
   Right lower lobe 22/68 (32.4)
   Left upper lobe 33/68 (48.5)
   Left lower lobe 21/68 (30.9)
Lesion distribution  
   Bilateral 30/68 (44.1)
   Multilobar (≥3 lobes with abnormalities) 21/68 (30.9)
Lesion characteristics  
   Multiple nodules 42/68 (61.8)
   Bronchiectasis 24/68 (35.3)
   Cavity 13/68 (19.1)
    Unilateral 9/68 (13.2)
    Bilateral 4/68 (5.9)
Radiographic classification  
   Upper lobe cavitary pattern 12/68 (17.6)
   Nodular bronchiectatic pattern 17/68 (25.0)
   Unclassifiable 39/68 (57.4)