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Pathology of Lung Disease

Morphology – Pathogenesis – Etiology


  • Covers the full range of adult and pediatric lung and pleural diseases from the pathologic standpoint

  • Guide to diagnosis that also explains disease mechanisms and etiology

  • Written by a single, internationally well-known author, based on his experience of working in the field for more than 30 years


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Helmut Popper
    Pages 1-5
  3. Helmut Popper
    Pages 7-20
  4. Helmut Popper
    Pages 21-57
  5. Helmut Popper
    Pages 59-62
  6. Helmut Popper
    Pages 63-75
  7. Helmut Popper
    Pages 77-102
  8. Helmut Popper
    Pages 103-119
  9. Helmut Popper
    Pages 121-197
  10. Helmut Popper
    Pages 199-238
  11. Helmut Popper
    Pages 239-249
  12. Helmut Popper
    Pages 251-273
  13. Helmut Popper
    Pages 275-290
  14. Helmut Popper
    Pages 321-330
  15. Fiorella Calabrese
    Pages 335-352
  16. Helmut Popper
    Pages 353-575
  17. Helmut Popper
    Pages 577-610
  18. Helmut Popper
    Pages 611-638

About this book


This well-illustrated textbook covers the full range of lung and pleural diseases from the pathologic standpoint. Both diseases of adults and pediatric lung diseases are presented. The book will serve as an excellent guide to the diagnosis of these diseases, but in addition it explains the disease mechanisms and etiology. Genetics and molecular biology are also discussed whenever necessary for a full understanding. The author is an internationally recognized expert who runs courses on lung and pleural pathology attended by participants from all over the world. In compiling this book, he has drawn on more than 30 years’ experience in the field.


Lung Tumors Pneumonia Interstitial lung disease Pediatric pulmonary pathology Smoking related lung diseases Metastasis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PathologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria

About the authors

Helmut H. Popper gained his medical degree from the University of Graz, Austria, and subsequently undertook residency and fellowship training at the Institute of Pathology at the university. In 1985 he became Associate Professor of Pathology at the Institute and a year later, Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology. In 1993 Dr. Popper was appointed Professor of Pathology. Subsequent appointments in 2000 and 2008 were, respectively, as Head of Laboratories of Molecular Cytogenetics and Environmental and Respiratory Tract Pathology and Head of the Research Unit for Molecular Lung and Pleural Pathology. Dr. Popper has held a number of prestigious positions during his career, including as Chairman of the Pulmonary Pathology Group of the European Society of Pathology and President of the Austrian Society of Pathology. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a member of the editorial board of Virchows Archiv. He has received awards or medals for Continuous Medical Education from the Swedish Medical Society, the Russian and Turkish Thoracic Societies, and the Italian Pathologic Society.

Bibliographic information

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“This is a review of all areas of lung pathology, based on the author’s extensive experience in dealing with lung diseases. … The intended audience is surgical pathologists, lung pathologists, pathology residents, and fellows. Clinicians who treat lung diseases also might find it useful. … This comprehensive book is well written and easy to follow. … I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a practical and quick reference for lung pathology.” (Anamarija M. Perry, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)