My approach to interstitial lung disease using clinical, radiological and histopathological patterns
- 1Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- 2Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professor K O Leslie, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA;
- Accepted 9 December 2008
The complex world of interstitial lung disease presents nearly insurmountable challenges to the general surgical pathologist faced with a lung biopsy in this setting. The pathology is often inflammatory and always requires clinical and radiological context for a relevant and clinically useful histopathological diagnosis. A pattern-based histopathological approach to interstitial lung disease provides a “map” for the general pathologist to navigate this area successfully, especially so when used with aid of the clinical and radiological patterns of presentation.
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