By Saul Suster MD, Cesar A. Moran MD
Biopsy Interpretation of the Lung aids pathologists in competently comparing illness tactics. It comprises precise chapters on interstitial lung ailment, lung melanoma, and neuroendocrine tumors. geared up through conventional sickness teams, Biopsy Interpretation of the Lung presents a pretty good method of formulating surgical and clinical judgements.
This textual content is aimed toward surgical pathologists, pathology citizens, pathology fellows, pulmonologists, pulmonology fellows, and thoracic surgeons, and contains the most recent info at the top use of immunohistochemical markers, distinctive stains, and molecular assays to help in additional exact and low in cost diagnoses.
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17). The granulomas are characteristically nonnecrotizing and located in the interstitium. 18). The chronic interstitial pneumonia is usually mild and causes only slight widening of the alveolar septa by small lymphocytes and occasional plasma cells. The inflammatory infiltrate is often present around the walls of terminal bronchioles. 8), although we have seen examples of “hot tub” pneumonitis in which well-formed epithelioid granulomas were prominent. Scattered isolated multinucleated giant cells may also be seen in the interstitium unassociated with the granulomas.
The findings in subacute and chronic inflammation of pulmonary parenchyma range from bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP) to extensive interstitial fibrosis with remodeling of lung parenchyma. The patterns of BOOP as well as interstitial fibrosis are quite 28 BIOPSY INTERPRETATION OF THE LUNG nonspecific and represent a common tissue response to various injuries and stimuli. In the majority of instances, correlation with the clinical history and radiographic and laboratory test results is required for a more specific diagnosis.
The majority of them result in a similar nonspecific histopathologic picture; however, in the setting of a well-defined clinical picture and with the support of appropriate laboratory tests, a more specific diagnosis may be rendered. systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may present with diffuse acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs or with changes affecting primarily the pulmonary vasculature (vasculitis and thromboembolic phenomena). 8 Formation of hyaline membrane lining the alveolar wall is seen in patient with AIP.