Morphogenesis of human bronchial diverticulum. A scanning electron microscopic study.

@article{Wang1976MorphogenesisOH,
  title={Morphogenesis of human bronchial diverticulum. A scanning electron microscopic study.},
  author={N S Wang and Wu Li Ying},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1976},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={201-4}
}
Diverticulosis of the bronchial wall was found in patients not only with, but also without, chronic obstructive lung disease; it appeared to start as submicroscopic depressions and dilatations of the ducts of the bronchial gland on the mucosal surface. Multiple depressions and dilatations fused to form a diverticulum which herniated between and through the smooth-muscle cellular bundles. Rupture of the latter resulted in large diverticula. Cough and a weakened bronchial wall, from whatever… CONTINUE READING