focal emphysema

focal emphysema

centriacinar emphysema associated with inhalation of environmental dusts, producing dilation of the terminal and respiratory bronchioles. Also called focal dust emphysema.
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Co-existing bronchiectasis, focal emphysema and cystic lung formations have also been reported.
1) Radiation-induced fibrosis, apical pleural or parenchymal injury, and focal emphysema increase the potential for formation and rupture of subpleural blebs, with the subsequent development of pneumothorax.