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Emphysema is enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles in the lungs, either from dilatation, destruction or distension of their walls.

Emphysema often co-exists with chronic bronchitis in the same patient, the two disease processes acting together to produce the clinical picture of chronic obstructive airways disease.

Last edited 12/2018

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