Titel: Diffuse Lung Diseases
Autor/en: R. Polverosi, M. Zompatori, A. Pesci, A. Cancellieri
Clinical Features, Pathology, HRCT.
1st ed. 2006.
XIV, 306 p.
Herausgegeben von Mario Maffessanti, Giorgia Dalpiaz
16. Dezember 2005 - kartoniert - 306 Seiten
This book will help the reader confused by a multiplicity of diseases responsible for similar symptoms in different patients. The chapters are noticeably sign-oriented rather than disease-oriented, each dealing with one of the four cardinal modalities of HRCT presentation. Each chapter is introduced by a list of diseases, immediately followed by a detailed description of each disease, and the chapters are illustrated with enlarged images giving rhythm to the written text.
Anatomy. Bronchovascular bundles. Bronchi, arteries and veins. Secondary lobule. Definition. Centrilobular interstitium. Intralobular interstitium. Perilobular interstitium. Pleural-parenchymal interface. Pleura and subpleural space.
Key Pattern: Reticular pattern. Definition. Smooth. Nodular. Irregular. Nodular pattern. Definition. Centrilobular. Random. Perilymphatic. Alveolar pattern. Definition. Mixed-density, acute. Mixed-density, chronic. Mosaic oligemia with air-trapping. Tree-in-bud. Cystic pattern. Definition. Clusters of grapes. String of pearls. Honeycombing. Random cysts.
Reticular Diseases. Amyloidosis, interstitial. Asbestosis, early. Collagen vascular diseases, early. Drug toxicity. HP, chronic. LC. NSIP. PE, interstitial. Sarcoidosis, fibrosing. UIP, early.
Nodular Diseases. HP, subacute. LCH, early. LIP. Metastases. RB-ILD. Sarcoidosis, granulomatous. Silicosis. TB, miliary. Large rounded opacities.-Alveolar Diseases. AIP. ARDS. BAC. CB. CEP. DAH. DIP. Drug toxicity. HP, acute. Infections, endobronchial. MALToma. OP. PAP. PCP. PE, alveolar.
Cystic Diseases. Asbestosis, advanced . Bronchiectasis, cystic. CF. Collagen vascular diseases, advanced. Emphisema. LAM. LCH, advanced. UIP, advanced.
The book is well organized with color coded sections, excellent summary charts and quality coned down HRCT images illustrating the salient radiographic findings.... I found it easy to find pertinent information rapidly. I like the way the book is organized. As a radiologist, I really enjoyed the clinical and pathologic aspects included in a concise fashion. The layout and organization is quite unique compared to other texts on this subject. The authors have succeeded in making a user-friendly, thorough, and well structured guide for the evaluation of patients with diffuse lung disease. I would highly recommend this to physicians from the resident level to the specialist, including radiologists, pulmonologists, internists, and pathologists. (Michael Farah, Doody's Review)
"...The size and layout of the book means that it is relatively portable and easy to read. For those radiologists who do not have the time to read the book from cover to cover, there a numerous simplified tables, incorporating disease patterns and suggested diagnoses. These act as a good quick reference guide. Overall, this is a well-written book, which serves both the interested and inexperienced reporter of HRCT. Not only does it act as a useful introduction to diffuse lung disease, but it would be an immensely valuable addition to any CT reporting bench. In addition, the book is entirely relevant to interested thoracic physicians and pathologists." (A. Devaraj, Clin radiol, December 2006)