Aspiration bronchopneumonia

Aspiration bronchopneumonia

Aspiration bronchopneumonia appears when early respiratory movements during labor, facilitate filling of alveolar ducts and alveolar lumens with elements of amniotic fluid : amniotic cells, squames and squamous cells from fetal skin, lanugo, meconium. Reduced inflammatory infiltrate (neutrophils) and capillary congestion is present. (H&E, ob. x20)

Aspiration bronchopneumonia (2)

Aspiration bronchopneumonia with amniotic fluid. (H&E, ob. x20)


Last updated : 01/30/2009