Manual of Surgical Pathology, 4th Edition

By Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD
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Offering complete, practical guidance on the evaluation of the surgical pathology specimen, Manual of Surgical Pathology encapsulates the standard operating procedures at Brigham and Women's Hospital, one of the busiest and most respected pathology departments in the world. From a specimen's arrival in the department to preparation of the final report, you'll 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. The fully revised 4th Edition is an invaluable reference for residents, practicing pathologists, and pathology assistants as a practical, everyday resource for learning proper procedure as well as an excellent guide for board review.

Key Features
  • Helps you find information quickly with a user-friendly design, concise paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted material throughout the text.
  • Reflects the latest AJCC staging information, as well as updates throughout on reporting procedures, protocols, and safety.
  • Offers detailed instructions on the dissection, description, and sampling of specimens, and explains the application of pathology reports to patient management.
  • Includes new videos demonstrating grossing procedures.
  • Features dozens of illustrations that demonstrate the gross appearance of common pathologic lesions, and more than 150 tables that examine the interpretation of histochemical stains, immunohisto-chemical studies, electron microscopy findings, cytogenetic changes, and much more.
  • Examines the specimens from every organ and system as well as bullets, medical devices, and foreign materials.
  • Includes a chapter on how to avoid frequent errors and pitfalls in pathology specimen processing, and contains useful guidance on operating room consultations, safety, microscope use, and more.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
ISBN 9780323546324
Author Information By Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD, Associate Pathologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Table of Content

Manual of Surgical Pathology, 4e

Front Matter

Part One Introduction

1. Requests for Pathologic Evaluation

2. Specimen Processing: From Gross Specimens to Tissue Cassettes

3. The Histology Laboratory: What the Pathologist Needs to Know, from Tissue Cassettes to Glass Slides

4. The Surgical Pathology Report: From the Glass Slide to the Final Diagnosis

5. Consultation Reports

6. Operating Room Consultations

7. Special Studies

8. Safety Precautions

9. Microscopy and Photography

10. Approaching Perfection: Avoiding Errors in Surgical Pathology

Part Two Introduction

11. Adrenal Gland

12. Amputations and Large Resections

13. Small Biopsies

14. Bone and Joints

15. Breast

16. Cardiovascular Specimens

17. Cytology Specimens

18. Dermatopathology

19. Gastrointestinal Specimens (Including 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 Material

29. Neuropathology Specimens

30. Paraganglioma

31. Penis

32. Soft Tissue Tumors (Sarcomas)

33. Thymus

34. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Publication Date 06-10-2022
Pages 640
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status Coming Soon
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