By Daniel E. Banks MD (auth.), Paul De Vuyst MD, PhD, Pierre Alain Gevenois MD, PhD (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540213430

ISBN-13: 9783540213437

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The spectrum of occupational and environmental illnesses has replaced markedly up to now decade. Pneumoconiosis continues to be a standard explanation for power lung ailment however the idea has advanced to surround reactions of the lung to chemical compounds and natural or inorganic airborne dirt and dust. moreover, new commercial techniques have resulted in the construction and use of quite a lot of chemical compounds, metals, and alloys, a growing number of which, together with man-made natural debris, are said to reason interstitial lung illness in uncovered employees. therefore, whereas the team in coal mining and asbestos dealing with has reduced, new teams of employees are vulnerable to publicity to giant quantities of mineral and steel dusts that can set off pneumoconiosis.

This well-illustrated booklet, written by way of across the world acclaimed specialists, offers an updated and entire method of glossy imaging of environmental and occupational ailments of the chest. the 1st a part of the ebook addresses the elemental wisdom required to appreciate imaging during this context, whereas the second one specializes in the imaging effects completed in numerous particular issues. there's specific emphasis at the function of thin-section computed tomography seeing that this method allows the detection of early subclinical abnormalities.

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1973; Craighead et al. 1982; Churg and Green 1998). Early asbestosis starts around the respiratory bronchioles and spreads through the interstitium from bron- Fig. 17. Autopsy lung showing asbestosis (diffuse interstitial fibrosis) in the lower zones, along with a large lung cancer (arrow). The presence of asbestosis allows one to attribute the lung cancer to asbestos exposure. From Churg and Green (1998), used with permission Pathological Reactions to Inhaled Particles and Fibers chiole to bronchiole; however, in my opinion, fibrosis of the walls of the respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts represents a nonspecific reaction to many mineral dusts and is not asbestosis (reviewed in Churg and Wright 2003).

1989). It has to be pointed out that allergic alveolitis cannot be diagnosed on questionnaires only since the diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical, radiological and functional findings together with an evaluation of the exposure. Questionnaires are suitable for screening to detect suspected cases. If the patient has seen a doctor, medical records have to be collected and evaluated. If the patient has not sought medical care, it is impossible to diagnose allergic alveolitis retrospectively.

17. Autopsy lung showing asbestosis (diffuse interstitial fibrosis) in the lower zones, along with a large lung cancer (arrow). The presence of asbestosis allows one to attribute the lung cancer to asbestos exposure. From Churg and Green (1998), used with permission Pathological Reactions to Inhaled Particles and Fibers chiole to bronchiole; however, in my opinion, fibrosis of the walls of the respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts represents a nonspecific reaction to many mineral dusts and is not asbestosis (reviewed in Churg and Wright 2003).

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