pores of Kohn


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pores of Kohn

(pŏrz)
[Hans Kohn, Ger. pathologist, 1866–1972]
A passageway for gas from one alveolus of the lung to an adjacent one. These may be of assistance in preventing atelectasis.
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Nodular patterns of edema have also been described with underlying emphysema, attributed to the impairment of collateral ventilation through the pores of Kohn and channels of Lambert.
The pattern of atelectasis typically depends on the extent of collateral ventilation, which is provided by the pores of Kohn and the canals of Lambert.
The alveoli are laced with the Pores of Kohn, intercommunications between the alveoli that allow for collateral ventilation.