Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Thomas A. Sporn
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dennis J. Darcey, Cynthia Feltner
    Pages 11-24
  4. Thomas A. Sporn, Victor L. Roggli
    Pages 53-80
  5. Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, Thomas A. Sporn
    Pages 81-140
  6. Michelle L. Manni, Tim D. Oury
    Pages 141-156
  7. Victor L. Roggli
    Pages 157-176
  8. Faye F. Gao, Tim D. Oury
    Pages 177-192
  9. Frank Schneider, Thomas A. Sporn
    Pages 193-213
  10. Judson M. Englert, Corrine R. Kliment, Tim D. Oury
    Pages 215-251
  11. Victor L. Roggli, Anupama Sharma
    Pages 253-292
  12. Ronald L. Motley, Anne McGinness Kearse, Alex R. Straus
    Pages 293-318
  13. Tim D. Oury, Thomas A. Sporn, Victor L. Roggli
    Pages E1-E1
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 339-357

About this book


The third edition of Pathology of Asbestos-Associated Diseases builds on the success of the previous editions by fully updating knowledge on diagnostic and epidemiologic aspects and presenting important new insights derived from new epidemiologic studies and animal studies. Background information is first provided on the mineralogy of asbestos, occupational and environmental exposure, and asbestos bodies. The various diseases associated with asbestos exposure are then considered in turn, with detailed description and illustration of pathologic features as well as extensive discussion of etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Further chapters are devoted to cytopathology, experimental models of disease, and analysis of tissue mineral fiber content. In addition, the medicolegal issues relating to asbestos-associated diseases are analyzed from the point of view of both the plaintiff and the defendant. This book will be an essential reference for pathologists and an invaluable source of information for pulmonologists, radiologists, and occupational medical practitioners.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tim D. Oury
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Sporn
    • 2
  • Victor L. Roggli
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh Dept. PathologyPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Duke University Medical Center Dept. PathologyDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Duke University Medical Center Dept. PathologyDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41192-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41193-9
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