LEO RUBENSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM H. GUTSTEIN, M.D.; HAROLD LEPOW, M.D.
The term "muscular cirrhosis of the lung" was introduced by von Buhl in 1872 to distinguish those cases of fibrosis of the lung associated with the presence of increased bands of smooth muscle from the "usual" cases of pulmonary fibrosis. The entity denotes a pathologic condition the cardinal features of which are fibromuscular induration of the pulmonary interstitial tissue and extreme dilatation of the alveoli and terminal bronchioles. This picture has been described in chronic pneumonitis by Davidsohn,1 Kaufmann2 and Ravenna, von Buhl and Lenart (as reported by von Stossel3); in syphilitic interstitial pneumonitis by Tanaka; in chronic passive congestion
RUBENSTEIN L, GUTSTEIN WH, LEPOW H. PULMONARY MUSCULAR HYPERPLASIA (MUSCULAR CIRRHOSIS OF THE LUNGS)1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:36–43. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-36
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(1):36-43.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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