Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry


  • David J Dabbs, MD, Professor and Chief of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

The New Edition of this popular text features world-renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on immunohistochemical diagnoses in surgical pathology and cytopathology. The book is organized in a consistent format of organ systems, specifically designed to target diagnostic dilemmas in surgical pathology. Each chapter features an introduction and a systematic approach to the diagnostic entities of that organ system. Readers will also find easy-to-understand diagnostic algorithms and "immunohistograms" that depict immunostaining patterns of tumors, as well as charts, tables, and high-quality color histologic images that assist in making a definitive diagnosis.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06652-8


"The second edition of this highly acclaimed book easily retains its position as the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference volume on the subject. The style of the book makes navigation easy: each chapter deals with diagnostic entities and their differential diagnoses by detailed immunohistochemical profiles using text, diagrams and tables. Abundant text boxes summarise key diagnostic features. Algorithms are frequently used that aid in selecting antibody panels and may actually reduce wastage of resources. The technical aspects are comprehensively dealt with in the first chapter as well as throughout the book where details such antibody sources, dilutions and methods of antigen retrieval are indicated. The book is well produced, with each chapter bearing a distinct colourheader, and the quality of colour photomicrographs is excellent. I have no doubt that it deserves a prominent place on every histopathologist’s shelf." BMA Awards 2007

Table of Contents

1. Techniques of Immunohistochemistry: Principles, Pitfalls, and Standardization

2. Immunohistology of Infectious Diseases

3. Immunohistology of Soft Tissue and Osseous Neoplasms

4. Immunohistology of Hodgkin Lymphoma

5. Immunohistology of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

6. Immunohistology of Melanocytic Neoplasms

7. Immunohistology of Metastatic Carcinomas of Unknown Primary

8. Immunohistology of Head and Neck Neoplasms

9. Immunohistology of Endocrine Tumors

10. Immunohistology of the Mediastinum

11. Immunohistology of the Lung and Pleural Neoplasms

12. Immunohistology of Skin Tumors

13. Immunohistology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, Bile Ducts, Gallbladder and Liver

14. Immunohistology of the Prostate, Bladder, Testis and Kidney

15. Immunohistology of Pediatric Neoplasms

16. Immunohistology of the Female Genital Tract

17. Immunohistology of the Breast

18. Immunohistology of the Nervous System