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.
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.
Development of the lung.- Anatomy and Histology of normal lung.- Pediatric Pulmonary Pathology.- Edema.- Air filling diseases.- Airway diseases.- Smoking related lung diseases.
"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)