Canals of Lambert

Last revised by Joshua Yap on 13 May 2023

The canals of Lambert, also known as channels of Lambert, are microscopic collateral airways between the distal bronchiolar tree and adjacent alveoli. They are poorly formed in children, and along with poorly formed pores of Kohn, are thought to be responsible for the high frequency of round pneumonia in that age group.

History and etymology

They are named after Margaret Waugh Lambert, a British pathologist who first described this in 1955 2,3.

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