X-ray shows lesions of centrilobular emphysema visible at a microscopic low power.

Figure 7.7Postmortem bronchogram performed on the lungs of a person with centrilobular emphysema

Source: Hogg 2007. Reprinted with permission from Informa Healthcare, © 2007.

Note: The lesions hang from the distal airways like “Christmas tree balls” (arrow).

From: 7, Pulmonary Diseases

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