bronchiolitis obliterans(redirected from Popcorn Workers' Lung)
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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).
Synonym(s): 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