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Diseases of Pleura

Edited by Jelena Stojšić

University of Belgrade

Pleural diseases are usually accompanied by pulmonary or nonpulmonary (heart, kidney, thyroid, systemic) diseases. Rarely, pleural diseases are solitary lesions. Pleural effusions are frequent manifestations of pleural diseases. Their treatment depends on the cause of effusion. Tuberculous and nontuberculous inflammation of pleura cause effusion as well as benign and malignant tumors. Talc treatment is one of the modalities of therapy for pleural effusions. Asbestosis is still the leading cause of pleural tumors. A solitary fibrous tumor of pleura is a mesenchymal tumor with various morphological patterns but with a consistent immunophenotype. A high proliferative index requires frequent follow-up because of possibe relapse and mandatory oncological treatment. A pleural malignant mesothelioma is aggressive and is the most frequent tumor of mesothelial origin. This book provides readers with a better understanding of pleural diseases, their etiology, diagnosis, and therapy

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Diseases of PleuraEdited by Jelena Stojšić

Published: March 4th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73954

ISBN: 978-1-78985-386-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-385-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-467-1

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Pathology of the Pleura

By Jelena Stojšić


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2. Asbestos-Related Pleural Diseases: The Role of Gene-Environment Interactions

By Vita Dolzan and Alenka Franko


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3. Cosmetic Talcum Powder as a Causative Factor in the Development of Diseases of the Pleura

By Ronald E. Gordon


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4. Bronchopleural Fistula: Causes, Diagnoses and Management

By Güntuğ Batıhan and Kenan Can Ceylan


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5. Solitary Fibrous Tumours of the Pleura

By Alberto Sandri, Alessandro Maraschi, Matteo Gagliasso, Carlotta Cartia, Roberta Rapanà, Simona Sobrero, Federica Massa, Luisella Righi and Francesco Ardissone


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