honeycomb lung


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honeycomb lung

[′hən·ē‚kōm ‚ləŋ]
(medicine)
Condition of the lung in emphysema.
A lung containing small pus-filled cavities.
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The current binary reading, based on the presence or absence of honeycomb lung, potentially renders a disservice to clinicians who must make critical diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
Honeycomb lung should not be present, although it can rarely be a minor feature and must be distinguished from proximal areas of traction bronchiectasis, which can be difficult both radiographically and by histopathology.
13,14) Rudimentary 3-dimensional reconstruction of honeycomb lungs, more than 40 years ago, suggested this mechanism.