Smoking-Related Interstitial Fibrosis (Video)
A pulmonary pathologist describes a recently identified form of interstitial fibrosis (IF), smoking-related IF, and explains the often-confusing term “respiratory bronchiolitis.”
In this video, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, staff pulmonary pathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology, presents a case of a recently identified form of interstitial fibrosis known as Smoking-Related Interstitial Fibrosis (SRIF). He also explains respiratory bronchiolitis, an indication that the patient is or was a smoker, and how its identification from pigment-filled macrophages can assist in diagnosis.
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