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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The phrase honeycomb lung should be dropped from both the radiographic and pathology jargon.
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.
Honeycomb lung only Abbreviations: EP, eosinophilic pneumonia; HP, hypersensitivity pneumonitis; IP, interstitial pneumonia; NOS, not otherwise specified; UIP, usual interstitial pneumonia.