General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
    Slide 70: Lung with bronchiectasis
    Things to look for in this slide include the amount of fibrosis and inflammation in the wall of  the bronchus as well as the mucus in the bronchial lumen.  What about the number of goblet cells in the mucosa.

    See this slide with the virtual microscope.

    This condition is hard to show on a microscopic slide. In bronchiectasis, the bronchi become dilated and often fill with mucus, bugs and inflammatory debris. People with this condition cough and bring up lots of sputum, and generally have a heck of a time with infections. Sometimes the infections can spread via the blood stream to other organs. Look in the wall of the bronchus in this section and see the degree ofinflammation. It is hard to get the perspective of a markedly dilated bronchus though.

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