Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach

Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach : A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series

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With its award-winning, innovative approach, the new edition of Practical Pulmonary Pathology, by Kevin O. Leslie, MD and Mark R. Wick, MD, provides comprehensive, practical guidance in the accurate identification and interpretation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lungs. Lavishly illustrated in full color throughout, this "one-stop" resource captures key morphologic patterns for a full range of common and rare conditions and assists in the interpretation of complex diagnostic puzzles. An easily accessible format with a unique "visual index" places in-depth diagnostic guidance quickly at your fingertips-in print or online at

Accurately identify all major neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lungs with this comprehensive, "one-stop" resource whose last edition was named "Medical Textbook of the Year" by the Royal Society of Medicine/Society of Authors in 2005.
Easily Grasp important concepts thanks to a consistent presentation of key information on each disease and disorder: etiology . pathogenesis . clinical features . pathologic features . differential diagnosis.
Apply practical advice and tips from world-recognized experts, including many time-saving diagnostic clues for interpreting difficult specimens.
Improve the accuracy and completeness of your pathology reports with relevant clinical background information and ancillary radiographs, summary tables, charts, and graphs to simplify reference and to facilitate "at-a-glance" comparison between entities.

Use pattern recognition to interpret complex diagnostic puzzles with assistance from key morphologic patterns for a full range of common and rare conditions.
Get answers fast! A unique "visual index" directs you to the exact chapters and specific pages you need for in-depth diagnostic guidance.
Stay current with a new chapter on pulmonary CT patterns written by two world-renowned thoracic radiologists; the latest lung cancer staging scheme in reference to therapy with biological agents; new concepts in bronchioloalveolar carcinoma diagnosis; an expanded discussion of neoplasms of the lung and pleura, with inclusion of recently-described entities; and many other timely updates.
Access the fully searchable text anywhere, anytime at, along with references, downloadable images, and self-assessment modules at the end of each chapter.

The new edition of the award winning Practical Pulmonary Pathology delivers practical, hands-on information to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in lung pathology using pattern recognition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 40.64mm | 2,744.23g
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Approx. 1320 illustrations (1320 in full color)
  • 1416057706
  • 9781416057703
  • 814,203

Table of contents

1. Lung Anatomy

2. Optimal Processing of Diagnostic Lung Specimens

3. Computed Tomography of Diffuse Lung Diseases and Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

4. Developmental and Pediatric Lung Disease

5. Acute Lung Injury

6. Lung Infections

7. Chronic Diffuse Lung Diseases

8. Non-neoplastic Pathology of the Large and Small Airways

9. Pneumoconioses

10. Pulmonary Vasculitis and Pulmonary Hemorrhage

11. Pulmonary Hypertension

12. Pathology of Lung Transplantation

13. Neuroendocrine Neoplasms of the Lung

14. Sarcomas and Sarcomatoid Neoplasms of the Lung and Pleura

15. Pulmonary Pathology: Hematolymphoid Disorders

16. Non-neuroendocrine Carcinomas (Excluding "Sarcomatoid" Carcinoma) and Salivary Gland Analogue Tumors of the Lung

17. Metastatic Tumors in the Lung: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis

18. Pseudoneoplastic Lesions of the Lungs and Pleura

19. Benign and borderline tumors of the lungs and pleura

20. Malignant and Borderline Mesothelial Tumors of the Pleura

Appendix: Miscellaneous Distinctive Histopathologic Findings

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Unquestionably the best textbook of pulmonary pathology currently available in the market.deserves to be part of your library. - Modern Pathology, review of the 1st Edition

The new edition of the award winning Practical Pulmonary Pathology delivers practical, hands-on information to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in lung pathology using breakthrough pattern recognition. The added self-assessment questions will be useful to pathologists in their maintenance of certification and as a reflection of their mastery of the information in the
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