Flashcards in Respiratory Pathology Deck (42)
What type of epithelium lines the conducting airways?
Pseudostratified ciliated columnar mucus secreting epithelium
What cells line the alveoli?
Type 1 pneumocytes (gas exchange)
Type 2 pneumocytes (surfactant production)
When does respiratory failure occur?
When the PaO2 is less than 8Kpa
What is Type 1 respiratory failure?
When there is a Hypoxic drive and the paCO2 is less than 6.3kPa
What is Type 2 respiratory failure ?
Hypercapnic respiratory drive and the paCO2 is greater than 6.3kPa
What are some of the signs and symptoms of respiratory conditions?
1) Sputum (mucoid, purulent, haemoptysis)
3) Stridor (proximal airway obstruction)
4) Wheeze (distal airway obstruction)
5) Pleuritic pain
6) Dyspnoea (SoB due to impaired alveolar gas exchange??)
7)Cyanosis (decreased oxygenation of haemoglobin)
9) Weight loss (tumour)
What can be heard on auscultation?
1) Crackles (resisted opening of small airways)
2) Wheeze (narrowed small airways)
3) Bronchial breathing (sound conduction through solid lung)
4) Pleural rub (movement of inflamed visceral and parietal pleura)
Why would we hear a dull or hyperesonant sound upon percussion?
Dull is due to lung consolidation or pleural effusion.
Hyperesonant is due to pneumothorax or emphysema.
what is an adenochondroma?
It is a rare, benign primary lung tumour involving glandular and cartilagous tissue,
What are the risk factors of lung carcinoma?
-chromates, nickel, tar, hematite, arsenic, mustard gas
High levels of exposure to this substance leads to pulmonary instertitial fibrosis?
What type of cancer is cytokeratin and thyroid transcription factor positive?
Lung non mucinous adenocarcinoma and small cell
What type of cancer is cytokeratin 7 negative and cytokeratin 20 positive?
Colorectal and Upper GI tract
What is the site of squamous lung carcinoma?
More central than peripheral
What is the normal bronchus lined by?
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium with ciliated and mucus secreting cells
What happens in squamous metaplasia?
The epithelium undergoes metaplastic changes from psuedostratifies columnar to stratified squamous epithelium.
What is the process by which one cell undergoes irreversible genetic chances to produce the first neoplastic (cancerous) cell.
Is bronchioloalveolar carcinoma invasive or non invasive?
What neuroendocrine proteins are used as a marker for cancer and can be identified by immunocytochemistry?
1) Neural cell adhesion molecule (CD56)
2) Neurosecretory granule proteins (Chromogranin / Synaptophysin)
what are Kulchitsky cells?
Kulchitsky cells are neuroendocrine cells that are found in normal mucosa
EGFRs are transmembrane receptors present on cell membranes. They controll normal cell growth, apoptosis ect.
How do Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors work as a cancer treatment in mutated EGFRs?
Mutations of EGFRs can activate receptors which lead to unregulated cell division.
Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors bind to the tyrosine kinase domain on the EGFR and stop it working.
air in the pleural cavity
transudate or exudate in the pleural cavity
blood in pleural caviy
lymph in pleural cavity
pus in pleural cavity
What causes lobar pneumonia in the elderly, diabetic and alcoholic?
what is a ghon complex?
Ghon's complex is a lesion seen in the lung that is caused by tuberculosis. The lesions consist of a calcified focus of infection and an associated lymph node.
where in the lung does tuberculosis usually reactivate?