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Systematic Pathological Approach in the Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Diseases: An Overview

Sudheer Arava, Aruna Nambirajan, Vijay Hadda, Deepali Jain, S. Datta Gupta

Keywords : Interstitial lung disease, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Lung biopsy

Citation Information : Arava S, Nambirajan A, Hadda V, Jain D, Gupta SD. Systematic Pathological Approach in the Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Diseases: An Overview. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2017; 59 (1):23-32.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-59-1-23

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) constitutes a heterogeneous group of non-neoplastic conditions characterised clinically by restrictive lung function, radiologically by reticulonodular type of infiltrates and pathologically by inflammation, alveolare-damage and fibrosis, predominantly involving the alveolar interstitium. Definitive categorisation of subtypes of ILDs is important as the prognosis and treatment is different in each case. Pathologist and radiologist play a major and equal role in the proper diagnosis of each case. Hence, multi-disciplinary team approach including respiratory clinician, surgeon, radiologist and pathologist is a must in all cases, as non-specific histopathological diagnosis can become a specific diagnosis on clinical-pathological and radiological discussion.

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