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centrilobular emphysema

Monday 23 July 2007


The respiratory bronchioles and some alveolar ducts in the proximal and middle portion of the pulmonary lobule are destroyed resulting in holes or emphysematous spaces being formed.

There are small amounts of black pigment surrounding the emphysematous changes, probably anthracotic pigment from smoking.


- Pulmonary emphysema by Washington Deceit

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See also

- pulmonary emphysema

  • panlobular emphysema