By Professor Klaus Kayser M.D., Ph.D. (auth.)
All ailments related to the lung are provided in alphabetical order. each one is mentioned within the related manner less than the subheadings of definition, epidemiology, pathophysio- logy, medical diagnosis, radiology, gross and micro patho- logy, histomorphological descriptors, distinctive stains, corridor- mark of prognosis and differential diagnosis.
"An encyclopedic choice of phrases facing ailments and/or pathological stipulations of the respiration organs with the purpose to offer the reader fast information regarding the basic facets. This encyclopedic resource should be suggested not just to pathologists but in addition to clinicians and practitioners confronted with pulmonary diseases." (Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology)
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The polypous tumor growth may cause asthmoid bronchitis. Prognosis: Usually good. Radiology: Besides signs of peripheral obstructive pneumonia, hilar thickening and solid mass on hilar tomogram. Pathology: Gross: Circumscribed, pale tan tumor with endobronchial polypous growth. Histology: Sheets of cells with granular cytoplasm and adenoid growth pattern. Small eccentric nuclei. Two cellular populations: one darker with smaller cells scattered among the predominant lighter and larger cells. No or unsuspicious inflammatory reaction of host tissue.
Metastases are rare in contrast to local recurrence after surgery. Prognosis: The prognosis of patients is favorable compared with those suffering from bronchial carcinomas, and 85% of patients are still alive after 5 years. Radiology: The leading symptom is the manifestation of distal obstruction without centrally placed tumor masses. However, the presence of the submucosal tumor growth may be detectable by computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) scans. Pathology: Gross: Firm tumour masses of white, pink, or light tan color with spreading growth along the bronchus or trachea.
Etiology/Pathophysiology: Infection may occur by eating raw amphibians or snakes. Clinical Presentation: The infection may be systemic, or the parasites may settle down in the eyes or skin. In one reported systemic case the lung was involved. The disease started with cough, hemoptysis, and dyspnea. Prognosis: The outcome of the reported case was fatal. Radiology: Several dense infiltrations in both lungs were reported. Pathology: Gross: The gross findings revealed living worms in both lungs. In addition, liver, heart, Albinism Oculocutaneous kidneys, pancreas, lymph nodes, brain, and skin were involved.