JOHN M. DENNIS, M.D.; WILLIAM T. RABY, M.D.; EMIL J. C. HILDENBRAND, M.D.
Primary alveolar epithelial hyperplasia or pulmonary adenomatosis in the human is very rare. However, jaagziekte, a disease in sheep closely resembling pulmonary adenomatosis in man, is quite common in Iceland, South Africa, Saxony, England and Montana. Even though the diseases, both clinically and pathologically, are similar no definite relationship between the two has been established.
Swan14 advanced three criteria for the diagnosis of pulmonary adenomatosis: (1) alveolar cell proliferation, characterized by appearance of cuboidal or tall columnar mucus-producing cells; (2) the absence of an intrinsic tumor of the bronchial tree, and (3) the absence of an adenocarcinoma elsewhere in the
DENNIS JM, RABY WT, HILDENBRAND EJC. PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:667–678. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-2-667
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(2_Part_2):667-678.
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