Diagnostic Pathology: Intraoperative Consultation

Diagnostic Pathology: Intraoperative Consultation

2nd Edition - February 13, 2018

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  • Author: Susan C. Lester
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323570206
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323570190

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Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume by Dr. Susan Lester is uniquely organized according to the specific questions from surgeons that a pathologist needs to address during time-limited intraoperative consultations. Concise, focused chapters, supported by tables, diagrams, radiographs, and photographs, provide the essential information needed for optimal intraoperative diagnosis. A new feature of the 2nd edition is video instruction for frozen-section techniques.

Key Features

  • Separate chapters cover more than 60 questions posed by surgeons during intraoperative consultations, in addition to general introductory and methods chapters
  • More than 1,700 outstanding images
  • Time-saving reference features include bulleted text, tables of diagnostic criteria, annotated images, and an extensive index

Table of Contents

  • General

    Intraoperative Consultation: Introduction

    Quality Assurance

    Safety Precautions



    Gross Examination

    Cytologic Examination

    Frozen Section

    Slide Preparation

    Tissue Allocation for Special Studies and Banking

    Breast: Radioactive Seed Localization

    Lymph Nodes: Molecular Methods for Evaluation


    Adrenal and Paraganglia: Diagnosis

    Anterior Mediastinal Mass: Diagnosis

    Appendix: Diagnosis

    Bone Lesion/Tumor: Diagnosis and Margins

    Breast: Diagnosis

    Breast: Parenchymal Margins

    Breast: Nipple Margin Evaluation

    Bronchus and Trachea: Diagnosis

    Cerebellum and Brainstem: Diagnosis

    Cerebral Hemispheres: Diagnosis

    Cerebral Hemispheres: Evaluation for Epilepsy

    Colon: Diagnosis and Margins

    Colon: Evaluation for Hirschsprung Disease

    Esophagus: Diagnosis and Margins

    Fallopian Tube: Diagnosis

    Head and Neck Mucosa: Diagnosis and Margins

    Kidney, Adult: Diagnosis and Margins

    Kidney: Evaluation of Allograft Prior to Transplantation

    Kidney Needle Biopsy: Evaluation for Adequacy

    Kidney, Pediatric: Indications and Utility

    Larynx: Diagnosis and Margins

    Liver, Capsular Mass: Diagnosis

    Liver: Evaluation of Allograft Prior to Transplantation

    Liver, Intrahepatic Mass: Diagnosis and Margins

    Lung, Ground Glass-Opacities and Small Masses: Image-Guided Resection

    Lung: Margins

    Lung: Nonneoplastic Diffuse Disease: Diagnosis

    Lung Mass: Diagnosis

    Lymph Nodes, Axillary: Diagnosis

    Lymph Nodes Below Diaphragm: Diagnosis

    Lymph Nodes: Diagnosis of Suspected Lymphoproliferative Disease

    Lymph Nodes, Head and Neck: Diagnosis

    Lymph Nodes, Mediastinal: Diagnosis

    Meninges: Diagnosis

    Nasal/Sinus: Diagnosis of Suspected Fungal Rhinosinusitis

    Nasal/Sinus: Diagnosis of Suspected Neoplasia

    Oropharynx and Nasopharynx: Diagnosis

    Ovary, Mass: Diagnosis

    Pancreas, Biopsy: Diagnosis

    Pancreas Resection: Parenchymal, Retroperitoneal, and Bile Duct Margins

    Parathyroid Gland: Diagnosis and Margins

    Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle: Allocation of Tissue for Special Studies

    Peritoneal/Omental Mass: Biopsy

    Pituitary: Diagnosis

    Pleura: Diagnosis

    Revision Arthroplasty: Evaluation of Infection

    Salivary Gland: Diagnosis and Margins

    Skin: Diagnosis and Margins

    Skin: Evaluation for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis vs. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

    Skin: Mohs Micrographic Surgery

    Soft Tissue: Evaluation for Necrotizing Fasciitis

    Soft Tissue Mass: Diagnosis and Margins

    Spinal Cord: Diagnosis

    Stomach: Diagnosis and Margins

    Thyroid: Diagnosis

    Ureter: Margins

    Uterus, Endometrium: Diagnosis

    Uterus, Endometrium: Diagnosis of Pregnancy

    Uterus, Myometrium: Diagnosis

    Vulva: Diagnosis and Margins

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: February 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323570206
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323570190

About the Author

Susan C. Lester

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Pathologist, Former Chief of Breast Pathology Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

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