Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About COPD?

Amanda M. K. Godfrey, MD 

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June 29, 2016

Emphysema has three morphologic patterns:

  • Centriacinar

  • Panacinar

  • Distal acinar, or paraseptal

Centriacinar emphysema is characterized by focal destruction limited to the respiratory bronchioles and the central portions of the acini. This form of emphysema is associated with cigarette smoking and is typically most severe in the upper lobes.

For more on the forms of emphysema, read here.

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