Centrilobular emphysema: gross pathology

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Case Discussion

Gross pathology of lung showing centrilobular emphysema characteristic of smoking. Closeup of fixed, cut surface shows multiple cavities lined by heavy black carbon deposits.

Author: Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.

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Case information

rID: 9256
Case created: 26th Mar 2010
Last edited: 11th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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