Authors offer a survey about an aspect forming a clinical entity called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, by two of their patients' presentation. In Case 1 the process manifested in form of a disseminated, small spotted, diffuse shadow, causing serious resting hypoxia. Diagnosis was supported by histological examination of a substance obtained by small surgical thoracotomy. Five months' therapy of Imuran and altogether 15 months' therapy of Prednisolon resulted in recovery. Second patient's symptoms and the shadow representated in the left upper lung field on chest X-ray, proposed the probability of a tumour. The lesion removed surgically, together with the left upper lobe, proved to be the clinical appearance that constitutes histologically the subject of this paper. Surgery alone resulted in definitive recovery. Disease can be proved on the basis of histological picture and it's important to sunder it primarily from bronchiolitis obliterans as well as from other interstitial pulmonary diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: survey based on two cases|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 8 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas