Exuberant endothelial cell growth and elements of inflammation are present in plexiform lesions of pulmonary hypertension.

Abstract

The plexiform lesion in primary pulmonary hypertension is a glomeruloid structure forming channels in branches of the pulmonary artery. These lesions have been considered an abnormal growth of modified smooth muscle cells. We present immunohistochemical evidence in 10 cases of plexogenic pulmonary hypertension that the plexiform channels and the concentric… (More)

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