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Asbestosis: Diagnosis & Treatment

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Asbestosis: Diagnosis & Treatment by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Occupational Lung Diseases.


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    1. A man working as an electronics manufacturer.
    2. A man working for 20 years as a shipbuilder.
    3. A man who specializes in brake-lining mechanics.
    4. A woman working in the textile industry.
    5. A woman living next to an older building while it was demolished.
    1. Alveolar sputum sample obtained by bronchioalveolar lavage.
    2. Chest computed tomography.
    3. Bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy.
    4. Computed tomography guided percutaneous lung biopsy.
    5. Chest Radiograph.
    1. Prussian blue
    2. Hematoxylin and eosin
    3. Acid fast
    4. Periodic acid-Schiff
    5. Congo red
    1. Pleural plaques
    2. Bronchogenic carcinoma
    3. Hemosiderin-laden macrophages
    4. Non-caseating granuloma
    5. Ferruginous bodies
    1. Golden brown fusiform rods with H&E stain.
    2. Cystic dilatation of air spaces lined with columnar type of epithelium.
    3. Dense eosinophilic deposits of collagen without architectural distortion.
    4. Hyaline membrane formation and fibrin deposits lining the alveolar body.
    5. Intranuclear eosinophilic inclusion body.
    1. Adenocarcinoma
    2. Small cell lung cancer
    3. Bronchioalveolar carcinoma
    4. Squamous cell carcinoma
    5. Mesothelioma
    1. Ferruginous bodies
    2. Primarily lower lobe involvement
    3. Pleural plaques
    4. Pleural effusions
    5. Calcified supradiaphragmatic nodules
    1. Asbestosis is the only known risk factor for malignant mesothelioma.
    2. It is the most common form of malignancy associated with asbestosis.
    3. It generally affects the upper region of the lungs.
    4. It is more commonly associated with the serpentine type of asbestos fibers.
    5. Pleural plaques are a common precursor to the development of mesothelioma.

    Author of lecture Asbestosis: Diagnosis & Treatment

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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