Slide 107.Emphysema, Lung

A. Brief Descriptions

  1. Definition: abnormal permanent enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles with destruction of the air space wall.

B. Gross Findings

  1. Abnormal enlargement of lung , pale and soft.

C. Micro Findings

  1. Enlarged air spaces, thinning walls, compressed and bloodless septal capillary, and ruptured alveolar walls.

D. Others:


E. Reference

  1. Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease, 6th ed.  Ch.16. p.707~712.




Fig. 107-1 (LP)




Fig. 107-2 (HP)