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Image 1: Enlarged airspaces with avascular knobs at the end of the alveolar septae

Image 2: A closer look at the clubbed septae.


Emphysema is often seen at autopsy, most often because the decedent was a smoker. Commonly, their medical history includes a diagnosis of COPD and they may be dependent on oxygen supplementation.

Last updated: 2013-10-16
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