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Small-Airway Diseases of the Lungs: Value of Expiratory CT

  • J. Verschakelen
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Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

Small-airway disease (SAD) is generally defined as a pathological condition in which the small conducting airways are affected. There is disagreement about which airways should be considered as small airways. Physiologists generally consider airways smaller than 2 mm as small airways, while pathologists define small airways as bronchioles and usually include terminal bronchioles, respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts [1, 5].

Keywords

Small Airway Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Bronchiolitis Obliterans Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Alveolar Duct 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Verschakelen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals K.U.L.LeuvenBelgium

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