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Emphysema

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

Abstract

Emphysema is a chronic obstructive airway disease characterized by an abnormal, irreversible, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles, associated with destruction of the alveolar walls, and without obvious fibrosis.

Emphysema is a chronic obstructive airway disease characterized by an abnormal, irreversible, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles, associated with destruction of the alveolar walls, and without obvious fibrosis.

Keywords

Subcutaneous Emphysema Alveolar Wall Lung Lobe Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease Terminal Bronchiole 
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  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

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