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Diagnostic Criteria Handbook in Histopathology PDF

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This book presents criteria for histopathological diagnosis in list form for rapid access. It covers diagnostic surgical pathology, cytology, autopsy practice, histological technique, lab management, RCPath guidance and UK Law relevant to histopathology. Trainees and consultants in diagnostic practice and those needing a quick refresher in preparation for professional exams (such as the MRCPath) should find this book a useful companion. While at the microscope, the pathologist will often be able to suggest a limited list of conditions in the differential and may need a reminder of the diagnostic criteria of those conditions in order to decide on the preferred option. One may go to a standard diagnostic text for this purpose but there is almost invariably a lengthy few paragraphs of prose to read in order to glean the required morphological points. These words are not wasteful when learning about a condition for the first time as one needs a substantial background of information to appreciate the condition in its context. However, most pathologists will have already read a full account of most conditions and just need to be reminded of the major points for diagnosis. These points are what this book aims to provide as an aid to rapid acquisition of diagnostic criteria and salient information on management, Law and technique. It is not intended as an initial source text and is not a substitute for reading a full account in specialist reference texts. This is not a comprehensive account of pathology – no attempt is made to cover very basic material and some of the rarer entities are pointed to via references. This book focuses on:
 diagnostic criteria for each condition;
 immuno profiles of normal cells, tissues and pathological entities where this is helpful;
 criteria for malignancy in otherwise benign lesions e.g. what makes a malignant SFT? What are the criteria for malignancy in a pilomatricoma? When should you be worried with an ameloblastoma and when does MGUS become myeloma?
 differential diagnoses with notes on distinguishing features e.g. how do you distinguish Kaposi’s sarcoma from Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma or mucoepidermoid carcinoma from adenosquamous carcinoma or epithelioid haemangioendothelioma from epithelioid angiosarcoma or an atypical adenomatous hepatocellular nodule from hepatocellular carcinoma?  definition of terms and quantities needed for diagnosis. For example, what are the size and mitotic count criteria for placing GISTs into malignancy risk categories? What is the definition of vertical and radial growth phases for melanoma? What constitutes an inadequate cervical smear? How big must a focus of atypical adenomatous hyperplasia be before it is considered bronchioalveolar carcinoma? What makes a lymph node metastasis a micrometastasis and how does this differ from ‘isolated tumour cells present’? Many of these have important management implications;
 grading, scoring, classification and staging criteria for tumours and non-neoplastic conditions (e.g. transplant rejection, hepatitis, ER and PgR receptor status, spermatogenesis, etc.). No attempt has been made to reproduce the TNM staging system as the UICC book is an excellent handy reference which all pathologists working with tumours should have. Some aspects of TNM have, however been included in this book where it emphasises certain practical points (e.g. in Chapter 4: Cut-Up and Reporting Guidelines). A separate Grading Index page is provided for rapid access to the various schemes (see page xxv);
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