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Diagnosis of Small Lung Biopsy

An Integrated Approach

  • Mostafa M. Fraig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James G. Ravenel
    Pages 13-20
  3. Mostafa M. Fraig
    Pages 21-27
  4. Mostafa M. Fraig
    Pages 29-37
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 101-106

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive review of the clinical, radiological and clinical aspects in the disease process. The text provides the general pathologist, clinician and pulmonary pathologist with a framework on how to work up a case of either non-neoplastic or neoplastic lung disease and provide clinically relevant information to all involved in patient care. The basic understanding of radiologic findings and what they mean or how they are related to clinical and pathologic findings is addressed in detail.  The implications of descriptive and diagnostic terms as well as the criteria for diagnosis and limitations of small biopsies is explained. The new entities in lung pathology whether neoplastic or non-neoplastic are defined and characterized. The special techniques of pulmonary cytopathology, immunohistochemistry and molecular testing are outlined and specific algorithms for using them also defined.     

Diagnosis  of Small Lung Biopsy: An Integrated Approach will serve as a very useful resource for practicing pathologists, clinicians and those in training with interest in pulmonary pathology and pulmonary medicine. ​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mostafa M. Fraig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineWilliam M. Christopherson Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

About the editors

Mostafa M. Fraig, MD   

William M. Christopherson Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine

University of Louisville Hospital

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

530 South Jackson Street

Louisville, KY 40202 USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diagnosis of Small Lung Biopsy
  • Book Subtitle An Integrated Approach
  • Editors Mostafa M. Fraig
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2574-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4689-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2575-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 106
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“This book reviews both neoplastic and non-neoplastic pulmonary pathology as encountered in small biopsy specimens. … This will be useful for readers requiring a very concise book on neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases. … This could be extraordinarily helpful for individuals preparing for certifying examinations or those who seek a quick review of lung pathology.” (Kyle D. Perry, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2015)