This is the second edition of the comprehensive and succinct account of basic principles and techniques of diagnostic histopathology, aimed at trainees in this discipline. Following a general introduction, the book gives a description of basic histopathological methods, such as tissue sampling and histological stains. Special techniques, including frozen sections, cytopathology, immunohistology, electron microscopy, and quantitive methods, are described in separate chapters. The methods of interpreting histological images and common causes of diagnostic difficulty are extensively illustrated. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and contains four new chapters, including quality control in histopathology and the autopsy. It is directly relevant to the activities of histopathologists and surgical pathologists, and will also be of value to physicians and surgeons in various specialties who use biopsies in clinical diagnosis.
Contents: Diagnostic Histopathology.- Macroscopy, Microscopy and Sampling.- The Use of Stains.- Immunohistology.- Interpretation of Histological Appearances.- Cytology.- Borderline Lesions, Pseudomalignancy and Mimicry.- Rapid Frozen Section Diagnosis.- Diagnostic Electron Microscopy.- Quantitative Methods.- Reporting and Classification of Biopsy Diagnoses.- Quality Assessment and Control.- The Autopsy.- Subject Index.
Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Number Of Pages: 218
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised