bullous emphysema


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Related to bullous emphysema: Giant Bullous Emphysema

bullous emphysema

[′bu̇l·əs ‚em·fə′zē·mə]
(medicine)
Acute overinflation of the lungs due to extreme efforts to inhale to overcome a bronchial obstruction.
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Since it was originally reported to be associated with emphysema, many believe that PT develops from bullous emphysema (3,4,6) or is reactive to emphysema.
It is possible, therefore, that the origin and pathogenesis of PT associated with bullous emphysema may be different from PT associated with pulmonary hamartomas.
Unilateral giant bullous emphysema with placental transmogrification of the lung.