Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. 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

14. Breast

15. Bullets

16. Cardiovascular Specimens

17. Cytology Specimens

18. Dermatopathology

19. Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Specimens

20. Genitourinary Specimens

21. Gross Examination

22. Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology

23. Head and Neck

24. Hernia Sac

25. Larynx

26. Lung and Pleura

27. Lymph Nodes, Spleen, and Bone Marrow

28. Medical Devices and Foreign Materials

29. Neuropathology

30. Paraganglioma

31. Penis

32. Soft issue Tumors (Sarcomas)

33. Thymus

34. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

35. Frequent Errors and Pitfalls in Specimen Processing


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