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Other non-neoplastic disease

Round or rounded atelectasis

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 December 2011, last major update December 2011
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● Localized area of subpleural lung collapse with associated pleural fibrosis
● Patients usually asymptomatic with occupational exposure to asbestos
● Usually posterior portion of a lower lobe

Gross description

● Lung shows ill defined atelectasis with deeply invaginated pleural folds, which may disappear during grossing

Micro description

● Pleural fibrosis and invagination (use elastic stains to highlight) and atelectasis

End of Lung-nontumor > Other non-neoplastic disease > Round or rounded atelectasis

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