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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Pulmonary interstitial emphysema almost exclusively occurs as a result of positive pressure ventilation with peak airway pressures exceeding 30 cm[H.
Associations: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) and pneumothorax.
The initial abnormal air collection in barotrauma is pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE), most often identified in children.
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