Lymphoproliferative Lung Disorders

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Clinical entity Clinico-pathologic key points Main CT scan features Main Diagnostic step(s) Therapeutic options Follicular bronchitis/bronchiolitis Background of autoimmunity (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren…) Small nodules (centrilobular/broncocentric) bronchial wall thickening Surgical biopsy…

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Eosinophilic Pneumonia

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Eosinophilic lung disease of undetermined cause  Idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonias   Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia   Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia  Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg–Strauss syndrome)  Hypereosinophilic syndrome  Idiopathic hypereosinophilic obliterative bronchiolitis Eosinophilic…

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Non-specific, Unclassifiable, and Rare Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Acute Interstitial Pneumonia, Respiratory Bronchiolitis Interstitial Pneumonia, Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia, Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia

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Fig. 23.1 Chest radiograph from a patient with acute interstitial pneumonia demonstrating diffuse bilateral infiltrates without focal consolidation Fig. 23.2 High resolution computed tomography images from the upper (panel a)…

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“Diffuse Bronchiectasis of Genetic Origin”

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  Examples of known causes Disorders of mucociliary clearance Cystic fibrosis Primary ciliary dyskinesia Young’s syndrome Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency Primary immunodeficiency   Hypogammaglobulinaemia Common variable immunodeficiency X-linked agammaglobulinemia IgA deficiency…

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Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia

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Fig. 19.1 CT scan (mediastinal window). Hypodense bilateral condensations in the lower lobes (arrows). The low density can be measured (not available measure for this section) or evaluated relative to…

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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Fig. 17.1 Schematic representation of the mTOR pathway. Tuberin is phosphorylated by multiple inputs from growth signals via growth factors or as a consequence of change in cellular energy status….

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