Lung - nontumor
Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis
Giant cell interstitial pneumonia

Topic Completed: 1 September 2011

Revised: 30 January 2019, last major update September 2011

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

PubMed search: giant cell interstitial pneumonia [title]

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Giant cell interstitial pneumonia. website. Accessed May 31st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare; currently not considered a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intra-alveolar multinucleated giant cells and other inflammatory cells
  • Giant cells often phagocytose other histiocytes
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