pulmonary interstitium

Pulmonary interstitium is a collection of support tissues within the lung that includes the alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues.

The pulmonary interstitium can be divided into three zones - axial, parenchymal and peripheral .

Related pathology

In interstitial lung disease, some diseases affect all zones while others have a predilection to affect a particular pulmonary interstitial zone :