By Steve Rennard, Bartolome Celli, Klaus Rabe
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Subtended by a particular airway. Large plugs of mucus may sometimes occlude a proximal bronchus in patients with COPD, but the peripheral airways are probably more important as a cause of ventilation heterogeneity. Although never directly visualized, inﬂammatory exudate or excess mucus might well cause intermittent or complete obstruction of terminal bronchioles, resulting in an underventilated region (see Fig. 13). If the bronchiole were to remain occluded for an extended period, atelectasis might not occur because of ventilation via collateral channels.
Functional weakness). The net effect of dynamic hyperinﬂation is a constrained tidal volume response despite vigorous inspiratory effort . Airway reactivity Hyperinﬂation Some patients with very severe COPD may be hyperinﬂated at rest. This ﬁnding may be evident by a ‘barrel chest’ on physical examination as well as a depressed or ‘ﬂat’ diaphragm on the lateral chest radiograph. Hyperinﬂation develops as a consequence of the patient’s inability to exhale completely because of expiratory ﬂow limitation.
Pathological states affecting either ventilation or perfusion homogeneity might in theory cause regional V/Q to deviate from unity. Radioactive scanning and other techniques show that COPD is characterized by abnormal patterns involving both ventilation and perfusion. It is generally believed that pathological changes occur initially on the ventilation side and that abnormal perfusion patterns may partly result from compensatory ﬂow regulation. Disease in the peripheral airways and alveolar spaces creates regions of both hyperventilation and hypoventilation.