Histology Course A II 5 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

A II 5 bronchial asthma PAS further information (German) on HiPaKu 
  ICD-10: J46
 
   
Male, 53 y., bouts of dyspnea, death in Status asthmaticus. autopsy material
 
- viscous masses of mucus in the bronchial lumen, especially in peripheral bronchi
- contraction of bronchial wall with curling up of the mucosa forming wrinkles
- goblet cell hyperplasia of the bronchial epithelium extinding into peripheral bronchi
- thickened epithelial basal lamina
- hypertrophy and -plasia of bronchial glands
- hypertrophy of the muscle of bronchial wall
- inflammation of bronchial wall: eosinophils, mast cells, lymphocytes, plasma cells