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Pleural Diseases. Clinical Cases and Real-World Discussions

  • Book

  • July 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5230687
Using a�unique, case-based approach,�Pleural Diseases: Clinical Cases and Real-World Discussions�brings you up to date with the latest advances in this fast-moving subspecialty. A wide variety of real-world challenges are presented along with�multiple perspectives from expert pulmonologists�who discuss and analyze each case collaboratively, replicating actual patient experiences and outcomes. This�first-of-its-kind resource�is ideal for practicing pulmonologists and fellows, interventional pulmonologists, critical care physicians, and others who are interested in an interactive approach to everyday clinical problems related to pleural disease.
  • Provides a unique, interactive approach to�understanding the nuances and complexities of patient cases�for both invasive and non-invasive therapies, drawing from real clinical cases and accompanying case discussions.�

  • Describes the�approach taken by experts�for each case, presenting the clinical reasoning on the most appropriate approaches and the possible therapies.�

  • Offers�easy-to-read, templated information�for every case: onset of symptoms, the entire diagnostic-therapeutic path including clinical and laboratory findings, and discussions on the clinical choices made in accordance with evidence-based medical procedures.�

  • Includes both�positive and negative outcomes�for a broader experience.�

  • Features�more than 200 illustrations�including x-rays, procedural photos, ultrasound, CT scans, and histopathology specimens, as well as�video procedures�for thoracentesis, chest tube placing, medical thoracoscopy, and insertion of indwelling pleural catheter.�

  • Addresses�other common clinical issues�such as the management of multimorbid elderly patients, the optimization of fluid balance, and the need to discontinue antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy before invasive procedures.�

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase.�Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.�

Table of Contents

PART I Malignancies

1 Malignant Pleural Effusion With Nonexpandable Lung and Hydropneumothorax After Thoracentesis

Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman Giampietro Marchetti

2 Pleural Plaques and Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in a Patient With Previous Asbestos Exposure

Giampietro Marchetti Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman

3 Malignant Pleural Effusion in Metastatic Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma Complicated by Pulmonary Embolism

Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman Giampietro Marchetti Mario Spatafora

4 Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Complicating a Tuberculous Fibrothorax

Giampietro Marchetti Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman Stefano Elia

5 Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma With Trapped Lung

Claudio Sorino Filippo Lococo Giampietro Marchetti Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

6 Lung Adenocarcinoma With Diffuse Pleural Infiltration in a Young Nonsmoker Man

Hari Kishan Gonuguntla Nitesh Gupta Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman

7 Chylothorax Associated With Indolent Follicular Lymphoma

Filippo Lococo Claudio Sorino Giampietro Marchetti David Feller-Kopman

Part II Infections

8 Relapsing Unilateral Pleural Effusion Due to Unrecognized Tuberculosis

Claudio Sorino David Feller-Kopman Giampietro Marchetti Michele Mondoni

9 Loculated Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion Treated With Intracavitary Urokinase

Alessandro Zanforlin Claudio Sorino Michele Mondoni

10 Primary Pleural Empyema in a Hemodialysis Patient With CatheterRelated Bloodstream Infection

Claudio Sorino Fabio Pirracchio Sergio Agati Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

11 Pyopneumothorax in Necrotizing Pneumonia With Bronchopleural Fistula

Giampietro Marchetti Claudio Sorino Stefano Negri Valentina Pinelli

12 Pneumonia and Volume Overload Complicating Chronic Fibrothorax With Persistent Fluid Collection

Stefano Elia Claudio Sorino Giampietro Marchetti Stefano Negri Natalia Buda

13 Late Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula With Pleural Empyema

Fabrizio Minervini Marco Scarci Claudio Sorino Pietro Bertoglio

14 Tuberculous Pleural Effusion and Pott Disease

Claudio Sorino Sergio Agati Stefano Negri Giampietro Marchetti

Part III Miscellanea

15 Cloudy Pleural Effusion in a Heavy Smoker With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michele Mondoni Paolo Carlucci Claudio Sorino Giampietro Marchetti David Feller-Kopman

16 Calcified Pleural Plaques in a Man With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Claudio Sorino Stefano Negri Sergio Agati David Feller-Kopman

17 Middle and Low Back Pain Due to Pulmonary Embolism With Ipsilateral Pleural Effusion

Claudio Sorino Alessandro Squizzato Natalia Buda Giampietro Marchetti David Feller-Kopman

18 Bilateral Asymmetrical Pleural Effusion Due to Congestive Heart Failure

Claudio Sorino Mario Tamburrini David Feller-Kopman

19 Posttraumatic Hemothorax and Pneumothorax in a Patient on Oral Anticoagulant

Claudio Sorino Alessandro Squizzato Francesco Inzirillo David Feller-Kopman

20 Pneumothorax After Transthoracic Needle Biopsy of the Lung

Claudio Sorino Cecilia Sampietro Angelo Calati Giuseppe Pepe

21 Primary Spontaneous Right Pneumothorax in a Patient With Pulmonary Bullae

Claudio Sorino Filippo Lococo Stefano Negri Stefano Elia Giampietro Marchetti



Claudio Sorino Professor of Medicine and Associate Medical Director, Respiratory Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sant'Anna Hospital, Como, Italy. Dr Claudio Sorino is Professor of Medicine at the Insubria University, Italy. He earned his MD and PhD in Experimental and Clinical Pulmonology from the University of Palermo, Italy. He did his fellowship in Pulmonary Pathophysiology at the Arizona Respiratory Center and served as Adjunct Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, University of Arizona, USA. He is the author of numerous scientific publications in international journals and book chapters in the field of respiratory medicine. He recently edited Pleural Diseases: Clinical Cases and Real-World Discussions (Elsevier, April 2021) with the collaboration of leading international experts in pleural pulmonology diseases. David Feller-Kopman Professor of Medicine, Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
USA. Giampietro Marchetti Associate Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Department of Pulmonology, Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy.