bronchiolitis fibrosa obliterans


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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).

bron·chi·o·li·tis fi·bro·sa ob·li·te·rans

(brong'kē-ō-lī'tis fī-brō'să ob-lit'ĕr-anz, brong'kē-ō-lī'tis ob-lit'ĕr-anz)
Obstruction of bronchioles and alveolar ducts by fibrous granulation tissue induced by mucosal ulceration; the condition may follow inhalation of irritant gases (i.e., silo-filler's lung) or may complicate pneumonia (i.e., BOOP); associated with obstructive findings (i.e., unilateral hyperlucent lung, Swyer-James syndrome).
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