General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
    Slide 201: Lung with emphysema, bronchial obstruction and pulmonary edema
    Even at low power, you’ll be able to see the enlarged alveolar air sacs and mucus plugging of the airways.

    See this slide with the virtual microscope.

    Here we see tremendous enlarged alveolar spaces, filled with pink staining edema fluid. Many of the alveolar lining cells have died and shed into the fluid filling these air spaces. The cells peppered around in the edema are not inflammatory cells. You will, however, see some chronic inflammation in the interstitial tissue and around the vessels and airways.

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