Here's complete, practical guidance on the evaluation of the surgical pathology specimen, from its arrival in the department to preparation of the final report. Inside, readers will find step-by-step instructions on specimen processing, tissue handling, gross dissection technique, histological examination, application of special stains, development of a differential diagnosis, and more. This thoroughly revised New Edition integrates cutting-edge techniques as well as the latest staging and classification information.
- Features more than 150 tables that examine the interpretation of histochemical stains, immunohisto-chemical studies, electron microscopy findings, cytogenetic changes, and much more.
- Makes information easy to find with a user-friendly design, concise paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted material throughout the text.
- Offers detailed instructions on the dissection, description, and sampling of specimens.
- Provides the latest criteria for the grading and AJCC classification of all major tumors.
- Examines the specimens from every body organ and system as well as bullets, medical devices, and foreign materials.
- Explains the application of pathology reports to patient management.
- Includes useful guidance on operating room consultations, safety, microscope use, and error prevention.
- A superb source of step-by-step, bench-top guidance and an excellent board review guide.
- Requests for Pathologic Specimens
2. Specimen Processing: From Gross Specimens to Tissue Cassettes
3. The Histology Laboratory
4. The Surgical Pathology Report
5. Consultation Reports
6. Operating Room Consultations
7. Special Studies
8. Safety Precautions
9. Microscopy and Photography
10. Adrenal Glands
11. Amputations and Large Resections
12. Biopsies, Small
13. Bones and Joints
16. Cardiovascular Specimens
17. Cytology Specimens
19. Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Specimens
20. Genitourinary Specimens
21. Gross Examination
22. Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology
23. Head and Neck
24. Hernia Sac
26. Lung and Pleura
27. Lymph Nodes, Spleen, and Bone Marrow
28. Medical Devices and Foreign Materials
32. Soft issue Tumors (Sarcomas)
34. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
35. Frequent Errors and Pitfalls in Specimen Processing
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- © Saunders 2006
- 22nd September 2005
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Chief, Breast Pathology Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"This book, especially with its reasonable price, is a must for every surgical lab. Moreover, it is an excellent reference book full of information that is otherwise hard to find, but which every pathologist would like within easy reach at certain critical moments."-International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology
"The first edition (2000) grew out of a procedure manual prepared at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital—a collaborative effort involving the expertise of staff, residents, and assistants; the handbook has evolved at that institution over the years, and pathologist Susan Lester undertook preparation of this second edition. In her preface she specifies that the manual is intended as a guide rather than a prescription, because cases and procedures vary from institution to institution. Coverage includes
step-by-step instruction for the gross examination and processing of pathology spcimens, check lists for each major tumor type, current recommended criteria for tumor grading, discussions of frozen section diagnosis, injury prevention, and basic microscopic techniques. Approximately 150 tables support the text." -- SciTech Book News, March 2006