Peribronchiolar metaplasia: a common histologic lesion in diffuse lung disease and a rare cause of interstitial lung disease: clinicopathologic features of 15 cases.

@article{Fukuoka2005PeribronchiolarMA,
  title={Peribronchiolar metaplasia: a common histologic lesion in diffuse lung disease and a rare cause of interstitial lung disease: clinicopathologic features of 15 cases.},
  author={Junya Fukuoka and Teri J. Franks and Thomas Vail Colby and Kevin R. Flaherty and Jeffrey R. Galvin and Dennis Hayden and Bernadette R Gochuico and Ella A. Kazerooni and Fernando Mart{\'i}n Mart{\'i}nez and William D Travis},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={948-54}
}
Peribronchiolar metaplasia (PBM) is a histologic lesion consisting of peribronchiolar metaplasia (PBM) of bronchiolar-type epithelium. Although widely recognized, PBM has received little attention in the pathologic literature and is not known to have clinical significance. We identified 15 cases in which PBM was the only major histologic finding in surgical lung biopsies from patients with interstitial lung disease (PBM-ILD), and we reviewed the clinical, imaging, and pathologic findings. The… CONTINUE READING