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Title Systemic vasculitis : imaging features / Lotfi Hendaoui [and others], editors ; foreword by Albert L. Baert
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 511 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Medical radiology, 0942-5373
Medical radiology (Series)
Contents Historical Background of Vascular Imaging -- Current Classifications -- Systemic Vasculitis: Anatomy and Histopathology -- Immunological Aspects of Systemic Vasculitis -- Medical Imaging Investigation of Vasculitis -- Evaluation of Carotid Atherosclerosis and Inflammation by Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound -- Giant Cell Arteritis -- Imaging Features of Takayasu Disease -- Cogan's Syndrome -- Imaging Features of Behçet's Disease -- Chronic Periaortitis (CP) -- Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) -- Thromboangiitis Obliterans or Buerger's Disease -- Imaging of Kawasaki Disease -- Primary Central Nervous System Angiitis -- Mesenteric Inflammatory Veno-Occlusive Disease (MIVOD) -- Imaging Features of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) -- Henoch-Schönlein Purpura -- Churg-Strauss Syndrome -- Goodpasture's Disease -- Microscopic Polyangiitis -- Vasculitis Associated with Connective Tissue Disease -- Vasculitis Associated with Infection, Malignant Tumors, Drugs, and Other Factors -- Classification of Childhood Vasculitis -- Common Childhood Vasculitis -- Central Nervous System Vasculitis in Children -- Nervous System Vasculitis -- Cardiovascular System Vasculitis -- Respiratory Tract Vasculitis -- Digestive System Vasculitis -- Imaging of Renal Vasculitis -- Oto-Rhino-Laryngologic System Vasculitis -- Ophthalmic Vasculitis -- Musculoskeletal System Vasculitis -- Self-Assessment Questions (Test) -- Clinical Cases
Summary 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
Analysis Medicine
Radiology, Medical
Internal medicine
Vascular Surgery
Medicine & Public Health
Imaging / Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Blood-vessels -- Diseases -- Imaging.
Systemic Vasculitis -- diagnostic imaging.
Endothelium, Vascular -- physiopathology.
Systemic Vasculitis -- diagnosis.
Form Electronic book
Author Hendaoui, Lotfi.
ISBN 9783642024849 (electronic bk.)
364202484X (electronic bk.)