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Pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6661994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A Cypriot male of 22 years died after suffering recurrent daily haemoptyses of varying severity and slowly increasing effort intolerance for a period of four and a half years. Examination of a lung biopsy specimen revealed dilated vascular channels suggestive of a congenital anomaly of the pulmonary vasculature. Histological examination of the lung following necropsy revealed the diagnosis of pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis. In this condition sheets of thin-walled blood vessels infiltrate the lung parenchyma, the walls of pulmonary arteries and veins, the bronchi and the pleura. The infiltration of pulmonary veins and venules induces secondary pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. This appears to be the second example of this disease which has been reported. It is open to clinical and histological mis-diagnosis and clinicians and pathologists should be aware of the existence of this entity.
J S Whittaker; C A Pickering; D Heath; P Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic histopathology / published in association with the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0272-7749     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Histopathol     Publication Date:    1983 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-06     Completed Date:  1984-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103005     Medline TA:  Diagn Histopathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / pathology*
Lung / blood supply
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*

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