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Thoracic Pathology

A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Save time identifying and diagnosing diseases of the lung, mediastinum and heart with Thoracic Pathology, a volume in the Highy Yield Pathology series. Edited by noted pathologist Dr. Aliya Husain, this medical reference book is designed to help you review the key pathologic features of a full range of thoracic diseases, recognize the classic look of typical specimens, and quickly confirm your diagnoses for more than 400 discreet entities found in the lung, mediastinum, and heart.


Hardbound, 624 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2380-9


  • I. LUNG

    A. Normal Lung

    Development of Lung

    Normal Lung

    B. Incidental Findings   

    Meningothelioid (Meningothelial-Like/Meningothelial) Nodule

    Osseous Metaplasia

    Corpora Amylacea

    C. Developmental and Pediatric Diseases   

    Pulmonary Hypoplasia

    Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (CPAM)

    Pulmonary Sequestration

    Bronchogenic Cyst

    Peripheral Lung Cysts

    Infantile (Congenital) Lobar Emphysema

    Interstitial Pulmonary Emphysema (IPE)

    Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasis

    Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia

    Surfactant Dysfunction Disorders

    Hyaline Membrane Disease

    Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

    Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis (PIG)

    Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) Of Childhood

    D. Pediatric Tumors   

    Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

    Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor (IMT)

    Congenital Pulmonary Myofibroblastic Tumor

    Metastatic Pediatric Tumors

    E. Obstructive Lung (Airway) Diseases   

    Large Airway Diseases


    Cystic Fibrosis

    Chronic Bronchitis


    Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

    Small Airway Diseases and Emphysema   

    Acute Bronchiolitis

    Chronic Bronchiolitis

    Follicular Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis Obliterans/Constrictive Bronchiolitis Obliterans/Constrictive Bronchiolitis


    F. Restrictive (Interstitial) Lung Diseases   

    Acute Restrictive Lung Diseases

    Pulmonary Edema

    Acute Lung Injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Diffuse Alveolar Damage

    Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

    Chronic Restrictive Lung Diseases   

    Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP)

    Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP)

    Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP)

    IgG4-related Sclerosing Disease

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)


    Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis-Associated Lung Disease

    Sjögren Syndrome

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease



    Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP)

    G. Granulomatous Diseases (non-infectious)   


    Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    Aspiration Pneumonitis

    H. Smoking Related Diseases   

    Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia (DIP)

    Respiratory Bronchiolitis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RB-ILD)

    Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)

    I. Miscellaneous Diseases   

    Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)

    Pulmonary Amyloidosis

    Eosinophilic Pneumonia

    Lipoid Pneumonia


    Middle Lobe Syndrome (Right Middle Lobe Syndrome)

    Acute Chest Syndrome Of Sickle Cell Disease

    Intravenous Drug Abuse

    J. Diseases of Vascular Origin   

    Pulmonary Embolism and Infarction

    Arteriovenous Malformation of the Lung

    Pulmonary Hypertension   

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease (PVOD)

    Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis (PCH)

    Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Lung Diseases Or Hypoxemia

    Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage Syndromes   

    Goodpasture Syndrome: Anti Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Disease

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis (IPH)


    Pulmonary Wegener Granulomatosis

    Pulmonary Churg-Strauss Syndrome

    K. Pulmonary Infections   

    Non-infectious Pulmonary Lesions in HIV/AIDS patients

    Bacterial Pneumonias   

    Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia

    Aspiration Pneumonia


    Atypical Mycobacterial Infection



    Legionnaires’ Disease

    Lung Abscess

    Viral Pneumonia   

    Lymphocytic Pneumonia

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Pneumonia

    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Pneumonia

    Adenovirus Pneumonia

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Pneumonia

    Measles Pneumonia

    Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia

    H1N1 Pneumonia

    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

    Fungal Pneumonia   







    Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)


    L. Complications of Therapies  

    Drug-Induced Lung Injury





    Radiation Therapy   

    Radiation Pneumonitis

    Bacterial Pneumonias   

    Lung Transplantation

    Lung Transplantation: Acute Rejection

    Lung Transplantation: Chronic Rejection (Bronchiolitis Obliterans)

    Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD) And Other Complications of Transplantation in the Lung

    M. Tumors of Lung   

    TNM Classification of Primary Non-Small Cell Carcinoma, Small Cell Carcinoma, and Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung

    Benign tumors   

    Squamous Papilloma

    Squamous Papillomatosis



    Pneumocytoma (Sclerosing Hemangioma)

    Lipoma of Lung

    Pulmonary Leiomyoma

    Granular Cell Tumor

    Lymphangioma and Lymphangiomatosis

    Rare Benign Tumors of the Lung

    Epithelial Proliferations and Tumors   

    Airway Epithelial Hyperplasia/Metaplasia

    Squamous Dysplasia and Carcinoma In Situ (CIS)

    Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia (AAH)

    Adenocarcinoma In Situ (AIS), Formerly Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC)


    Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

    Papillary Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Clear Cell Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Small Cell Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Basaloid Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Alveolar Space-Filling Type of Peripheral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma

    Adenosquamous Carcinoma

    Large Cell Carcinoma

    Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

    Pleomorphic Carcinoma

    Spindle Cell Carcinoma

    Giant Cell Carcinoma


    Pulmonary Blastoma

    Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

    Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma

    Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma

    Neuroendocrine Proliferations and Tumors   

    Diffuse Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia

    Carcinoid Tumorlet

    Carcinoid Tumor

    Typical Carcinoid

    Atypical Carcinoid

    Small Cell Carcinoma

    Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

    Mesenchymal Tumors   

    Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Lung

    Kaposi Sarcoma

    Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma

    Pulmonary Synovial Sarcoma (SS)

    Pulmonary Artery and Vein Sarcoma

    Rhabdomyosarcoma Lung

    Miscellaneous Tumors   

    Perivascular Epithelioid Cell tumor (PEComa, Clear Cell "Sugar" Tumor) of the Lung

    Primary Pulmonary Malignant Melanoma (PPMM)

    Lymphoproliferative Disorders   

    Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma of Bronchial-Associated Lymphoid Tissue

    Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia (Diffuse Lymphoid Hyperplasia)

    Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (PTLD)

    Diffuse Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the Lung

    Primary Pulmonary Hodgkin Lymphoma (PPHL)

    Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis

    Primary Pulmonary (Extraosseous) Plasmacytoma

    Metastatic Tumors   

    Metastases to the Lungs: Introduction

    Metastatic Carcinomas

    Metastatic Carcinomas: Breast and Female Genital Tract

    Metastatic Carcinomas: Gastrointestinal Tract

    Metastatic Carcinomas: Genitourinary Tract and Adrenal

    Metastatic Carcinomas: Head and Neck

    Metastatic Adult Sarcomas

    Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma (BML)

    Metastatic Giant Cell Tumor

    Metastatic Melanoma


    A. Non-Neoplastic Diseases


    Mesothelial hyperplasia

    Adenomatoid Tumor of the Pleura

    B. Neoplastic Diseases   

    TNM Classification of Pleural Mesothelioma

    Well Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma (WDPM)

    Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura

    Epithelioid Malignant Mesothelioma

    Sarcomatoid Malignant Mesothelioma

    Desmoplastic Malignant Mesothelioma

    Biphasic Malignant Mesothelioma

    Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Pleura and Pericardium

    Calcifying Pseudotumor of Pleura/Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor

    Pleural Synovial Sarcoma

    Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor/Skeletal Ewing Sarcoma

    Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor of Pleura (DSRCT)

    Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

    Metastases to Pleura


    A. Normal Thymus   

    Normal Thymus

    B. Non-Neoplastic Diseases   

    Unilocular and Multilocular Thymic cysts

    Thymic Dysplasia

    Acute Involution of Thymus (Stress-Induced Thymic Involution)

    True Thymic Hyperplasia

    Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Thymus

    C. Thymoma   

    General Features of Thymoma

    WHO Type A Thymoma

    WHO Type AB Thymoma

    WHO Type B1 Thymoma

    WHO Type B2 Thymoma

    WHO Type B3 Thymoma

    D. Other Thymic Tumors   

    Thymic Carcinoma

    Thymic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma/Tumors



    A. Inflammatory infectious lesions


    B. Cystic lesions   

    Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst

    Esophageal Cyst

    Mediastinal Gastroenteric Cyst

    Pericardial Cyst

    C. Ectopic lesions   

    Mediastinal Ectopic Thyroid

    Ectopic Parathyroid

    D. Tumors   

    Neurogenic Tumors

    Mediastinal Schwannoma (neurilemmoma)

    Mediastinal Neurofibroma

    Mediastinal Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST)

    Neuroblastic Tumors   

    Mediastinal Neuroblastoma

    Mediastinal Ganglioneuroblastoma

    Mediastinal Ganglioneuroma

    Mediastinal Paraganglioma   

    Mediastinal Paraganglioma

    Germ Cell Tumors   

    Germ Cell Tumors of Mediastinum

    Lymphoproliferative Disorders   

    Hodgkin Lymphoma of the Mediastinum

    Mediastinal T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (T-LBL)

    Primary Mediastinal (Thymic) Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMLBCL)

    Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma of Mediastinum

    Myeloid Sarcoma (MS)

    Mediastinal Castleman Disease (CD)

    Follicular Dendritic Cell (FDC) Sarcoma

    Mesenchymal Tumors   

    Mediastinal Lymphangioma

    Mediastinal Liposarcoma



    A. Normal Heart

    Normal Heart

    B. Congenital Heart Disease   

    Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

    Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

    Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

    Tetralogy of Fallot

    C. Valvular Diseases   

    Degenerative Valvular Disease

    Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV)

    Aortic Valve Stenosis

    Aortic Valve Insufficiency

    Mitral Valve Stenosis

    Mitral Valve Regurgitation

    Prosthetic Valves


    Infectious Endocarditis

    Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis (NBTE)

    Rheumatic Heart Disease   

    Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

    D. Myocardial Diseases   

    Lymphocytic Myocarditis

    Eosinophilic Myocarditis

    Giant Cell Myocarditis

    Cardiac Amyloidosis (Amyloid Cardiomyopathy)

    Cardiac Sarcoidosis

    Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiac Hemochromatosis

    Hypertensive Heart Disease

    Drug Cardiotoxicity

    E. Ischemic Heart Disease   

    Myocardial Infarction (MI)

    F. Heart Transplantation   

    Heart Transplantation: Introduction

    Antibody Mediated Rejection of the Heart

    Acute Cellular Rejection of the Heart

    Chronic Rejection of the Heart (Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy)

    Quilty Lesion

    G. Infections   

    Opportunistic Cardiac Infections

    H. Tumors of the heart   

    Benign tumors

    Cardiac Myxoma

    Cardiac Rhabdomyoma

    Cardiac Fibroelastoma

    Cardiac Fibroma

    Cardiac Hemangioma

    Cardiac Lipoma

    Lipomatous Hypertrophy of the Interatrial Septum

    Malignant tumors   

    Angiosarcoma of the Heart

    Synovial Sarcoma of the Heart

    Rare Cardiac sarcomas

    Primary Cardiac Lymphoma (PCL)

    Cardiac Metastasis

    I. Diseases of Vessels   


    Thoracic Aortic aneurysm

    Aortic Dissection

    Infectious Vasculitis

    Giant Cell Arteritis

    Takayasu Arteritis

    Kawasaki Disease

    Churg-Strauss Syndrome

    Polyarteritis Nodosa

    Microscopic Polyangiitis

    Thromboangiitis Obliterans

    Wegener Granulomatosis


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