H. E. TAYLOR, M.D.; G. F. STRONG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chronic venous congestion of the lungs in patients dying of mitral stenosis has been given the classic description of "brown induration." Such lungs show "beading" of the alveolar septal capillaries due to the passive congestion, and a diffuse scattering of hemosiderin-containing phagocytes or heart failure cells in the alveolar spaces. In addition, Parker and Weiss7 have also described a thickening of the capillary basement membrane, an increase in interstitial collagen, interstitial pericapillary edema and arteriolar sclerosis.
Occasionally radiologic examination of the lungs in these patients shows multiple small nodular densities simulating those seen in miliary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis or some of
TAYLOR HE, STRONG GF. PULMONARY HEMOSIDEROSIS IN MITRAL STENOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:26–35. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-26
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