By Giorgia Dalpiaz, Alessandra Cancellieri
This atlas is designed as an easy-to-use reference advisor that identifies and illustrates the main styles of diffuse lung ailments saw on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) after which files in additional element the features and appearances of the person illnesses, grouped at the foundation in their known trend. another function of the publication is its interdisciplinary nature: contributions from specialists in numerous specialties are tightly interwoven all through and plenty of pathologic correlations are incorporated. much less skilled readers will locate that this atlas, with its wealth of figures and beneficial colour coding, steers them in the direction of right interpretation whilst faced by means of the multiplicity and complexity of those ailments; those who find themselves already specialists, nonetheless, will enjoy the particular assurance of person illnesses, that allows you to deepen their knowing. on the finish of the ebook, a graphically attractive and practice-oriented illustrated thesaurus with counsel and methods bargains an extra powerful academic instrument. Given the scientific spectrum of illnesses lined, this atlas will turn out worthwhile for quite a lot of healthcare employees, specially radiologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.
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Tanriverdi H (2016) Comparison of the diagnostic value of different lymphocyte subpopulations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in patients with biopsy proven sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 32: 305 Clinical Approach to Diffuse Lung Diseases 17 TBNA, EBUS-TBNA, EUS-FNA and EUS-B-FNA Dalpiaz & Cancellieri TBNA, EBUS-TBNA, EUS-FNA AND EUS-B-FNA • TBNA (transbronchial needle aspiration) was developed for use with flexible bronchoscopy in the 1980s and was mainly used for the diagnosis and mediastinal staging of lung cancer.
ALI • • • • • • • • • • Fibrosis Accelerated phase of chronic ILD Idiopathic AFOP Aspiration Cryptogenic OP (COP) Collagen Vascular Diseases (CVD) Drug reaction, acute Eosinophilic pneumonia Acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP) Infection Vasculitis Pulmonary fibrosis is defined as the abnormal deposition of dense collagen (old, pink-staining fibrosis) in lung parenchyma. Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is an example of fibrotic pattern, consisting in old scars obliterating the alveolar architecture with an abrupt transition to normal lung (so-called patchy fibrosis).
Microlitiasis appears as tiny, calcified micronodules filling the alveolar spaces (Figure B). A B LAM Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is characterized by the presence of cysts with thin wall containing smooth muscle bundles (Figure A). LAM cells are spindle shaped and plump, with vacuolated cytoplasm. Necrosis Necrosis refers to the premature death of cells in living tissues; this is a detrimental event as opposed to apoptosis, which is actually the programmed cell death. It mostly appears as amorphous material with or without inflammatory cells (Figure B).