Pulmonary Disease due to Aspiration of Food and Other Particulate Matter: A Clinicopathologic Study of 59 Cases Diagnosed on Biopsy or Resection Specimens

@article{Mukhopadhyay2007PulmonaryDD,
  title={Pulmonary Disease due to Aspiration of Food and Other Particulate Matter: A Clinicopathologic Study of 59 Cases Diagnosed on Biopsy or Resection Specimens},
  author={Sanjay Mukhopadhyay and Anna Luise A Katzenstein},
  journal={The American Journal of Surgical Pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={752-759}
}
Aspiration of particulate matter is a well-recognized complication in debilitated patients at autopsy but is not widely recognized in surgical pathology material. We have encountered a surprising number of cases on biopsy or resection specimens, and most were unsuspected clinically and pathologically. This study was undertaken to clarify clinical and pathologic features that facilitate the diagnosis of food/particulate matter aspiration pneumonia. Fifty-nine patients were identified with an… Expand
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