bronchiolitis obliterans

(redirected from Popcorn Workers' Lung)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

bron·chi·ol·i·tis fi·bro·sa ob·li·te·rans

obstruction of bronchioles and alveolar ducts by fibrous granulation tissue induced by mucosal ulceration; the condition may follow inhalation of irritant gases (see silo-filler's lung) or may complicate pneumonia; associated with obstructive findings (see unilateral hyperlucent lung, Swyer-James syndrome).

bronchiolitis obliterans

a form of bronchiolitis in which the exudate is not expectorated but becomes organized and obliterates the bronchial tubes, causing collapse of the affected part of the lungs.

bronchiolitis obliterans

Bronchiolitis in which the bronchioles and, occasionally, some of the smaller bronchi are partly or completely obliterated by nodular masses that contain granulation and fibrotic tissue.
See also: bronchiolitis
References in periodicals archive ?
Popcorn was suffering from Popcorn Workers' Lung, also known as bronchiolitis obliterans, a potentially fatal condition resulting from prolonged exposure to heated diacetyl, or synthetic butter.