interstitial emphysema


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interstitial emphysema

[¦in·tər¦stish·əl ‚em·fə′sē·mə]
(medicine)
Escape of air from the alveoli into the interstices of the lung, commonly due to trauma or violent cough.
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1,14) In cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum during labor, it is believed that alveolar rupture secondary to a rapid increase in air pressure in the alveoli leads to pulmonary interstitial emphysema.
Dr Hamman describes the mechanism of pneumothorax as being secondary to mediastinal emphysema and interstitial emphysema, citing but not referencing Macklin's study of forcibly hyperinflating the lungs of cats.
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema with gas embolism in hyaline membrane disease.
A computed tomography chest scan (Figure 1) showed extensive surgical emphysema, perivascular and peribronchial emphysema which was consistent with a diagnosis of pulmonary interstitial emphysema.
Associations: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) and pneumothorax.
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