Pulmonary hyperplasia

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Pulmonary hyperplasia is a serious pathological event which occurs in neonatal medicine. It leads to pulmonary hypertension and acute respiratory distress syndrome.[1] Histologically the lungs classically exhibit "synchronous" hypermaturity".[2] It is thought that this condition is a lot less rare than previously thought due to under recognition.


  1. ^ http://cardiovascres.oxfordjournals.org/content/78/3/409.full
  2. ^ Wright JR Jr, Thompson DL, McBride JA et al. Asynchronous pulmonary hyperplasia associated with tracheal atresia: pathologic and prenatal sonographic findings. Pediatr Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Jan-Feb;15(1):81-97.