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

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2017, last major update September 2011

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Cite this page: Giant cell interstitial pneumonia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorgiantcellpneumonia.html. Accessed September 21st, 2017.
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