Canals of Lambert

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 14 Jun 2017

The canals of Lambert are microscopic collateral airways between the distal bronchiolar tree and adjacent alveoli. They are poorly formed in children, and along with poorly formed pores of Kohn, are thought to be responsible for the high frequency of round pneumonia in that age group.

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  • Bronchial anatomy (illustration)
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