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Except for the vocal cords, the entire respiratory tree is lined by what type of epithelium?

Pseudostratified, tall, columnar, ciliated epithelium


Bronchia mucosa contains population of neuroendocrine cells with neurosecretory granules containing which factors?

- Serotonin

- Calcitonin

- Gastrin-releasing peptide (bombesin)


Numerous mucus-secreting goblet cells and submucosal glands are dispersed throughout the walls of which parts of the respiratory tree?

- Trachea

- Bronchi

- NOT the bronchioles


What are 2 functions of the Type 2 pneumocytes of the alveolar epithelium?

- Produce surfactant

- Repair of alveolar epithelium by giving rise to type 1 pneumocytes


Pulmonary hypoplasia occurs in utero and what are 2 major causes?

- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

- Oligohydramnios


Foregut cysts are most often located where in the lungs and which classification/type is most common?


- Hilum or middle mediastinum

- Bronchogenic = most common

- Excision = curative!


Pulmonary sequestration refers to a discrete area of lung with what 2 features?

1. Lacks any connection to the airway system

2. Has abnormal blood supply arising from aorta or its branches


Congenital pulmonary adenomatoid malformations (CPAM/CCAM) are caused by what?

"Arrested development" of pulmonary tissue --> formation of intrapulmonary cystic masses WITH connection to tracheobronchial airways and pulmonary vasculature


Via which imaging modality can congenital pulmonary adenomatoid malformations be detected?

Fetal ultrasound


Congenital pulmonary adenomatoid malformations can be deadly due to what complications?

- Hydrops or pulmonary hypoplasia

- Can get infected later in life


Extralobar pulmonary sequestrations most commonly come to attention in infants how?

- As mass lesions

- Associated w/ other congenital anomalies


When do intralobal pulmonary sequestrations typically present and are often due to what?

- Older children/adults

- Due to recurrent localized infection or bronchiectasis


Atelectasis is a reversible disorder, except in cases caused by what?

Contraction atelectasis


What are the 3 main types of acquired atelectasis and what is each caused by?

1. Resorption due to complete obstruction of airway (mucus plugs)

2. Compression due to accumulation of material or air within pleural cavity (i.e., transudate/exudate/blood or pneumothorax)

3. Contraction due to fibrosis or restrictive processes in pleura preventing full lung expansion


Which type of acquired atelectasis causes the mediastinum/trachea to shift toward the affected lung; which type causes a shift away?

- Resorption ---> mediastinum shifts toward affected lung

- Compression --> mediastinum shifts away from affected lung


Which type of acquired atelectasia occurs in the setting of asbestosis?

Contraction atelectasis


Hemodynamic pulmonary edema is due to an increase in what; most commonly occuring in what setting?

hydrostatic pressure --> left-sided CHF


What is the histological appearance of of the alveolar capillaries in hemodynamic pulmonary edema?

Engorged, and an intra-alveolar transudate appears as finely granular pale PINK material


Where does fluid accumulate initially in pulmonary edema due to hydrostatic pressure being greatest in these sites (dependent edema)?

Basal regions of the lower lobes


List 4 causes of decreased oncotic pressure, which cause "leaking out" and pulmonary edema?

- Hypoalbuminemia

- Nephrotic syndrome

- Liver disease

- Protein-losing enteropathies


List some of the etiologies which can cause direct injury to the alveolar wall leading to pulmonary edema?

- Infections: bacterial pneumonia

- Inhaled gases: high [O2] and smoke

- Liquid aspiration: gastric contents; near drowing

- Radiation


What are 2 causes of pulmonary edema of undetermined origin?

- High altitude

- Neurogenic (CNS trauma)


In long-standing pulmonary congestion (i.e., mitral stenosis), hemosiderin-laded macrophages are abundant, and what is the gross morphology of the lungs?

Soggy lungs become firm and brown (brown induration)


When the edema associated with pneumonia fails to stay localized and instead becomes diffuse alveolar edema what fatal condition may this lead to?



Acute lung injury (aka noncardiogenic pulmonary edema) is characterized by the abrupt onset of significant _________ and __________ in the absence of __________.

Acute lung injury (aka noncardiogenic pulmonary edema) is characterized by the abrupt onset of significant hypoxemia and  bilateral pulmonary infiltrates in the absence of cardiac failure.


The histologic manifestation of both ALI and ARDS is what?

Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD)


What is an important early event in the pathogenesis of ALI/ARDS?

Endothelial activation


Following endothelial activation in ALI/ARDS there is adhesion and extravastion of which immune cells and what is the result?

- Neutrophils

- Degranulate and release proteases, ROS, and cytokines


Which factor is released inside of alveoli during ALI/ARDS that acts to sustain the ongoing pro-inflammatory response leading to more endothelial injury and local thrombosis?

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)


The thickened protein-rich edema fluid + debris from dead alveolar cells accumulate in ALI/ARDS, and lead to the formation of what?

HYALINE membranes