BRONCHOPNEUMONIA OF THE LUNG, 50328/82
50328/82 BRONCHOPNEUMONIA OF THE LUNG
The patient was an 84-year old woman who developed bronchopneumonia following a fracture of the right neck of femur.
The lower lobe is generally slightly congested and, in addition, slightly raised, pale areas of bronchopneumonia are present, particularly along the posterior aspect of the specimen. The periphery of the consolidated foci is congested. In broncho-pneumonia the inflammation starts around small bronchi, hence, the focal nature of the lesion in the earlier phases. The exposed larger bronchi in the specimen are red, inflamed and at autopsy contained pus.
The consolidation in this specimen is confluent and affects much of the specimen. The confluent bronchopneumonic areas are in part red and in part grey. The brighter foci are developing abscesses.