Atlas of Diffuse Lung Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Giorgia Dalpiaz, Alessandra Cancellieri

By Giorgia Dalpiaz, Alessandra Cancellieri

This atlas is designed as an easy-to-use reference advisor that identifies and illustrates the foremost styles of diffuse lung illnesses saw on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) after which records in additional element the features and appearances of the person ailments, grouped at the foundation in their accepted development. one more characteristic of the publication is its interdisciplinary nature: contributions from specialists in quite a few specialties are tightly interwoven all through and plenty of pathologic correlations are integrated. much less skilled readers will locate that this atlas, with its wealth of figures and invaluable colour coding, steers them in the direction of right interpretation while faced by means of the multiplicity and complexity of those ailments; people who are already specialists, nevertheless, will enjoy the precise insurance of person illnesses, as a way to deepen their realizing. on the finish of the ebook, a graphically beautiful and practice-oriented illustrated thesaurus with advice and methods deals another powerful academic device. Given the scientific spectrum of illnesses lined, this atlas will turn out precious for quite a lot of healthcare employees, specially radiologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.

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Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 25(1):36 22 Atlas of Diffuse Lung Diseases Transbronchial Cryobiopsy Dalpiaz & Cancellieri TRANSBRONCHIAL CRYOBIOPSY • At present, the gold standard procedure to obtain histology in DLDs is the surgical lung biopsy (SLB), allowing a histologic diagnosis up to the 95–98 % of cases. However, due to its complexity, cost and risk of mortality, the eligible patients are around one-third of all cases. Thus, the decision for a histologic diagnosis should be made on a case-by-case basis, weighing the morbidity of the procedure, the balance between the likely diagnoses and treatment options and, of course, the values and preferences of the patient.

At the periphery of lobule, the interlobular septa are arranged more or less regularly, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the pleural surface (¨). Venules can sometimes be seen as linear or arcuate structures (►). In healthy patients, a few septa are often visible in the lung periphery, but they tend to be inconspicuous; normal septa are most often seen in the apices. • Centrilobular region and centrilobular structures (Figure A and Figure B below). Centrilobular arterioles and bronchioles measure approximately 1 mm in diameter.

Tumor necrosis. , large-cell lymphoma). Thinking Through Pathology 35 Elementary Lesions Dalpiaz & Cancellieri A 36 B Atlas of Diffuse Lung Diseases Elementary Lesions Dalpiaz & Cancellieri NON-DEFINING LESIONS: INFLAMMATION The presence of an inflammatory infiltrate to a variable extent, from scant to heavy, is so common in the lung that it can hardly be considered other than a normal finding. It is otherwise appropriate to consider it as an elementary lesion when it is huge, is readily apparent on low-power magnification, and represents the main feature of the histologic picture.

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