lung interstitium

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lung interstitium

A general term for the connective tissue-rich supportive framework of the lung, which is divided into alveolar interstitium, axial interstitium, and peripheral interstitium.
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ILD refers to a group of disorders that primarily affects the pulmonary interstitium, rather than the alveolar spaces or pleura.
The presence of lymphoplasmacytic infiltration within the pulmonary interstitium was assessed.
The term Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD) often used synonymously with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), refers to diseases that cause inflammation of the pulmonary interstitium.
The lung contained well-demarcated regions of severe hemorrhage, and the pulmonary interstitium was expanded by edema and an inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes, histiocytes, and heterophils admixed with karyorrhetic debris and eosinophilic fibrillar material (fibrin).
05): thickness of alveolar wall, density of pulmonary interstitium area (1 h after radiation), number of fibroblasts and fibrocytes in interstitium (24 h after radiation).
MRI is not widely used in lung imaging due to limited spatial rezolution,1,2 high contrast difference between pulmonary interstitium and airways, and pulmonary and cardiac motion artefacts.
1), (3) Another uncommon thoracic complication is involvement of the pulmonary interstitium that can cause acute and rapidly fatal respiratory failure, (5), (6) and the formation of pleural masses that usually are asymptomatic but, rarely, develop haemothorax.
The mechanism of production of pulmonary and pleural lesions caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers appears to involve insults to the peripheral airways, alveolar walls, and the pulmonary interstitium.
As the patient continued to have significant hypoxia and dyspnea, a follow up chest CT two weeks after the initial CT was performed which revealed extensive cavitation versus bullous disease with upper lobe predominance and coarsening of the pulmonary interstitium (Figure 2).
In MTB haematogenous showers of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli seed mostly the pulmonary interstitium and may secondarily involve the peribronchiolar areas.
Postmortem examination showed evidence of marked pulmonary edema, diffuse alveolar damage, and lymphoid inflammation in the pulmonary interstitium.
Any fluid filtered into the alveoli is continuously absorbed back into the interstitium by the alveolar epithelial cells and drained away from the pulmonary interstitium by lymphatic vessels (Gluecker et al.

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