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Systemic vasculitis: imaging features (Medical radiology series, diagnostic imaging), 2012 Imaging Features Diagnostic Imaging Series

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Hendaoui Lotfi, Stanson Anthony W., Bouhaouala M. Habib, Joffre Francis

Couverture de l’ouvrage Systemic vasculitis: imaging features (Medical radiology series, diagnostic imaging)
Vasculitis is a clinicopathologic process characterized by inflammation of and damage to blood vessels. Vessels of any type and size in any organ can be affected, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms. While patients with systemic vasculitis are relatively uncommon in vascular practice, a missed diagnosis can be disastrous. It is therefore imperative to achieve the correct diagnosis promptly and to initiate treatment as quickly as possible. Imaging is of vital importance in the diagnosis of systemic vasculitis, and in some cases it also plays a role in endovascular treatment. In this book, the imaging features of the many different types of vasculitis are clearly demonstrated by means of numerous high-quality illustrations. All relevant imaging modalities are considered, and key distinctive characteristics are highlighted. In addition, each chapter discusses the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, biology, and treatment of the vasculitis in question. This book is the result of cooperation between expert teams from a range of countries. The wealth of illustrations and informative clinical case studies will prove invaluable for all who may be confronted with these problematic disorders.
Introduction. Section I: Systemic Vasculitis: Historical Background. Nomenclature and Current Classifications. Anatomy and Histopathology. Immunology. Medical Imaging Methods (Procedures). Diagnostic and Therapeutic (Approach) Principles. Section II: Involving Predominatly Large Vessels: Giant Cell Arteritis. Takayasu's Arteritis. Cogan Syndrom. Behçet's Disease. Section III: Vasculitis Involving Predominatly MediumVessels: Polyarteritis Nodosa. Thrombo-Angiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease). Kawasaki Disease. Central Nervous System Primitive Angiitis. Mesenteric Inflammatory Veno-Occlusive Disease. Section IV: Vasculitis Involving Predominatly Small Vessels: Wegener' Granulomatosis. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. Churg-Strauss Syndrom. Section V: Secondary Vasculitis (Associated Disease): Vasculitis Associated with Connective Tissue Disease (SLE, R.A.). Vasculitis Associated with Infection, Other Inflammatory Disease and Iatrogenic Disease. Section VI: Auto Evaluation: Test. Clinical Cases. Subject Index.

Demonstrates the imaging features of all types of systemic vasculitis by means of numerous high-quality illustrations

Considers all relevant imaging modalities and highlights key distinctive characteristics

Provides information on etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, biology, and treatment

Includes contributions from expert teams from a range of countries

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Ouvrage de 260 p.

19.3x26 cm

Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 15 jours).

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