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Endobroncheal tuberculosis is defined as tuberculous infection of the tracheobronchial tree with microbial and histopathological evidence. The disease is usually mistaken for other lung diseases including lung cancer. Bronchial stenosis is a common complication of this type of tuberculosis despite the use of effective anti-tuberculous chemotherapy. We are(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a relentlessly progressive disease of unknown aetiology. Current theory regarding the pathogenesis of IPF suggests that recurrent exposure of the lungs to repeated injury and/or antigen of ''unknown origin'' leads to the release of pro-fibrotic growth factors and fibrosis [1]. The nature of the triggering injury and/or(More)
Several diseases cause cystic or cyst-like parenchymal lung abnormalities including adult pulmonary Langerhan's cell histiocytosis (PLCH), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), emphysema, end-stage interstitial lung disease, and cystic bronchiectasis. Many of these diseases can now be diagnosed with high accuracy by the use of high-resolution computerized(More)
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