This manual is a practical, informative guide to the complete evaluation of the surgical pathology specimen, from its arrival to the department to the completion of the pathology report. Step-by-step instructions for processing. Specimens are linked to the resulting information that will be used for diagnosis and prognosis. Easily accessible tables summarize ancillary studies, including histochemical stains, immunoperoxidase studies, electron microscopy, molecular diagnostics, immunofluoresence, and cytogenetics.
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Susan C. Lester, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Breast Pathology Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAReview:
"Lester (pathology, Harvard Medical School) provides a manual of surgical pathology procedures organized by body region, along with information on processing, the lab, reports, safety, errors, and special studies. This edition has new and updated tables for immunochemistry, histologic appearance of viruses and fungi, and the optical properties of commonly seen noncellular material; the recommendations for American Joint Commission on Cancer classification and guidelines for the assessment of critical pathologic features; new tables for central nervous system tumors, lung carcinomas, fibroblastic/myofibroblastic lesions of the breast, signet ring cell carcinomas, metastatic carcinomas to the abdomen, and others; and evaluation of microsatellite instability in colon carcinomas. Online access to the full text and abstracts is included."
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Book Description Churchill Livingstone, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110443079188