Difficult to Diagnose Rare Diffuse Lung Disease presents the theoretical basis and practical aspects of differential diagnoses of rare lung diseases with the use of new method of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (alveoscopy) of the distal respiratory region. Each chapter describes signs and symptoms of the disease and its typical and atypical manifestations. The book contains full color illustrations, including high-resolution histological microphotographs, CT-scans and confocal laser endomicroscopy images. In combination, these elements make this book an invaluable reference and guide for pulmonary researchers, pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists who wish to broaden their spectrum of knowledge in rare lung diseases.
- Highlights the new method of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (alveoscopy) of the distal respiratory region, opening new horizons in the minimally invasive diagnosis of lung diseases
- Discusses current treatment strategies in accordance with clinical guidelines, including data from the latest clinical trials
- Presented in tabular format to aid in the diagnostic process
1. CT assessment of diffuse lung disease 2. Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia 3. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 4 Airspace-predominant diseases 5. Pulmonary amyloidosis 6: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis 7. Eosinophilic lung disease 8. Lung disease related to connective tissue diseases 9. Diffuse cystic lung diseases 10. Lung tumors mimicking diffuse non-neoplastic lung diseases 11. Drug-induced pulmonary disease
Professor Alexander Averyanov, MD, PhD, DSc. Med., is the chief Research Officer of the Pulmonary Scientific and Research Institute, Moscow, Russia. He is also the Head of the Pulmonary Division at the Federal Research Clinical Center, Chief Expert pulmonologist of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia. Dr. Averyanov is an author of more than 130 publications, including 7 monographs, 5 study guides, and 76 scientific articles. His main research interests are pulmonary emphysema, interstitial lung disease, confocal laser endomicroscopy of distal airways, and stem cells technologies in the treatment of lung diseases.