Thursday, October 9, 2014

Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (APALM) vol. 1, issue 2, 2014

APALM, Oct-Dec 2014 

  • From Editor’s Desk 

  • Screening and diagnostic modalities in carcinoma cervix: A Pathologist's perspective. 

  • Conjunctival surface changes in diabetics: an unusual cytological study
  • Serum Cystatin C compared with conventional renal function tests: A study in patients with pre-eclampsia 
  • Role of IL-8, IL-10 and TNF-α level in pathogenesis of leptospiral acute hepatitis syndrome 
  • Dyslipidemia in patients taking anti-retroviral therapy 

  • Primary Pulmonary Choriocarcinoma in a male: a rare case report 
  • Unusual occurrence of Ewings sarcoma/PNET with pregnancy: 2 cases and literature review. 
  • Cutaneous metastasis of carcinoma lung: a rare cytological association 
  • Cervical lipoleiomyoma in premenopausal woman: a rare case report 
  • Cytological diagnosis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma with metastatic lesion in liver 
  • Primary biphasic synovial sarcoma of left parapharyngeal region: an exceedingly rare site 
  • Cytological diagnosis of lepromatous nerve abscess: a case report 

  • Cytological diagnosis of pigmented basal cell carcinoma

  • Incidentally detected renal mass: what is your diagnosis?



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology, 1st ed. 2011

Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology 
Juan P. Palazzo 

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. For the pathologist, almost any breast lesion may produce diagnostic difficulty, especially due to frequently small samples (core biopsy specimens) and a variety of mimics and variants seen in specific types of lesions. Additionally, the difficulty of breast lesion diagnosis has risen dramatically in recent years due to the increased emphasis on stratifying patients for appropriate therapy on an individual basis; the wider range of both local and systemic therapeutic options, and the potential for earlier diagnosis through increased mammographic breast screening leading to a higher likelihood of a favorable outcome. Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology provides a highly visual presentation of the major problems and questions that a pathologist is likely to encounter in the evaluation of common and uncommon breast diseases. Coverage includes needle core biopsy interpretation, diagnosis of precursor lesions, early stage disease, and recognition of neoplastic mimics and other misleading variants. In addition, this book emphasizes particularly difficult areas including the use of newer immunohistochemical markers. Throughout, the emphasis is on an easily accessible presentation with tables and lists of key points summarizing major findings and numerous high-quality images supporting the text. Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology will be a valuable reference for every pathologist who deals with the diagnosis of breast diseases. 



Atlas of Hematopathology: Morphology, Immunophenotype, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Approaches, 1st ed. 2013

Atlas of Hematopathology: Morphology, Immunophenotype, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Approaches 
 Faramarz Naeim MD, P. Nagesh Rao, Sophie Song and Wayne W. Grody 

 As the definitive diagnostic atlas of the diseases of the hematopoietic system, the Atlas of Hematopathology appeals to a wide range of people who are being trained in a variety of medical fields or practicing as non-hematopathologists, and therefore, are looking for a book which can provide information in a clear, focused format, with no excessive text or details. The atlas offers effective guidance in evaluating specimens from the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, and peripheral blood, enabling clinicians to deliver more accurate and actionable pathology reports. Practicing physicians and those in pathology and hematology training also gain a better understanding of the nature of hematologic disorders and improve their diagnostic skills along the way. Taking a unique multi-disciplinary approach, the book covers conventional histopathology and cytopathology, as well as all important complementary diagnostic tests, such as immunophenotyping (immunohistochemical stains and flow cytometry), karyotyping, FISH and DNA/molecular studies. It offers concise textual and extensive visual coverage of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematology disorders, with the neoplastic hematology sections presented according to the most recent WHO classifications. There is also an introduction to the normal structures of hematopoietic tissues and the various multidisciplinary techniques. The atlas contains more than 900 high-quality color images that mirror the findings that fellows and clinicians encounter in practice. It provides information in a quick, simple and user-friendly manner, attracting those who are in training or are not considered experts in the field. Residents, fellows, practicing clinicians, and researchers in pathology, hematology, hematology/oncology, as well as graduate students in pathology and other clinicians workings in clinical hematology laboratories will all find it useful.


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Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, 7th ed. 2012

Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques 
Kim S Suvarna, Christopher Layton and John D. Bancroft 

This is a brand new edition of the leading reference work on histological techniques. It is an essential and invaluable resource suited to all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from the student to the highly experienced laboratory professional. This is a one stop reference book that the trainee histotechnologist can purchase at the beginning of his career and which will remain valuable to him as he increasingly gains experience in daily practice. Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the standard reference work in histotechnology that successfully integrates both theory and practice.Provides a single comprehensive resource on the tried and tested investigative techniques as well as coverage of the latest technical developments. Over 30 international expert contributors all of whom are involved in teaching, research and practice.Provides authoritative guidance on principles and practice of fixation and staining. Extensive use of summary tables, charts and boxes.Information is well set out and easy to retrieve. Six useful appendices included (SI units, solution preparation, specimen mounting, solubility). Provides practical information on measurements, preparation solutions that are used in daily laboratory practice. Color photomicrographs used extensively throughout. Better replicates the actual appearance of the specimen under the microscope.



Salivary Gland Tumours: Monographs in Clinical Cytology, 1st ed. 2000


Salivary Gland Tumours: Monographs in Clinical Cytology
Jerzy Klijanienko, Philippe Vielh, Svante R. Orell, John G. Batsakis

This monograph is based on a detailed review of more than 1,600 aspiration cytology biopsies of salivary gland tumors, including even rare entities, which were collected over a period of 45 years at the Institut Curie and correlated with histopathological diagnoses according to the most recent classifications (WHO and AFIP). Review of such a large series of cases has allowed the authors to specify diagnostic criteria for the great variety of tumor and tumor-like entities occurring at this site, including the rare ones. In order to facilitate cytological diagnosis, lesions are divided into adenomas, low-grade and high-grade malignancies, other tumors and tumor-like lesions, and further subclassified according to the dominant cell types. Both typical and unusual features are described, illustrated, and summarized in tables and key points for differential diagnosis. It provides guidelines for the practical clinical application of aspiration cytology related to salivary gland tumors.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bone Marrow Pathology, 4th ed. 2010


Bone Marrow Pathology 4th ed. 2010
Barbara J. Bain, David M. Clark, Bridget S. Wilkins.
ISBN 978-1-4051-6825-0

This book provide a practical guide to bone marrow diagnosis, based on an integrated assessment of peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirate films, trephine biopsy sections and supplementary investigations.



Urologic Pathology, 3rd ed. 2009


Urologic Pathology, 3rd ed.
Robert O Petersen, Isabell A Sesterhenn, Charles J Davis
ISBN: 0781753430

Featuring over 600 full-color illustrations, the Third Edition of this definitive reference provides comprehensive, current, and authoritative coverage of the entire spectrum of urologic surgical pathology. The book emphasizes diagnostic morphology and includes clinical-pathologic correlations. This thoroughly updated edition clarifies histologic variants of prognostic value in urinary bladder cancers and prostate carcinomas and identifies tumor markers useful in both diagnosis and post-therapy management of cancer patients. Also included are current diagnostic criteria for urothelial carcinomas, the latest TNM staging of urogenital organ malignancies, and up-to-date renal tumor classifications, including cytogenetic, immunohistochemical, and morphologic correlations.



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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Histology for Pathologists, 3rd ed, 2007


Histology for Pathologists, 3rd ed, 2007
Stacey E Mills
ISBN-10: 0781762413
ISBN-13: 978-0781762410
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Now completely revised and updated, this ground-breaking text focuses on the borderland between histology and pathology. The text describes human histology and its variations, with emphasis on avoiding overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of normal variants. Presented by leading international specialists in pathology, histopathology, anatomical pathology, surgical pathology, and neuropathology, the text is innovative, well organized and generously illustrated. Coverage includes the structure, composition, and function of tissues from a pathologic perspective; a systematic review of each major organ system, as well as structures of special significance; and histologic subtleties, such as unusual variations in staining reactions, little-known fixation artifacts, and frequently missed gross observations.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors by Fletcher, 4th ed. 2013

Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors: 2 Volume Set 
 Christopher D. M. Fletcher MD FRCPath 

Diagnose tumors with confidence with Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 4th Edition. Dr. Christopher Fletcher's renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance you need to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately. Diagnose efficiently and effectively using diagnostic flow charts, correlations of gross appearances to microscopic findings, and differential diagnosis tables for better recognition and evaluation of similar-looking entities. Employ immunohistochemistry, molecular and genetic diagnostic tests, and other modern techniques as well as the best morphologic diagnostic methods to effectively identify each tumor or tumor-like entity. Utilize new, clinically important molecular genetic data and updated classification schemes to help guide treatment and targeted therapy. Apply the latest techniques and diagnostic criteria with completely rewritten chapters on Small and Large Intestines, Heart, Larynx and Trachea, Ear, and Peritoneum. Find critical information quickly thanks to more tables and bulleted lists throughout. Access the entire text and illustrations online, fully searchable, at



Friday, August 15, 2014

Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach, 1st ed. 2010

Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach
A Volume in the Pattern Recognition series
Arie Perry MD and Daniel J. Bra
ISBN-10: 0443069824
ISBN-13: 978-0443069826

Practical Surgical Neuropathy-a volume in the new Pattern Recognition series- offers you a practical guide to solving the problems you encounter in the surgical reporting room. Drs. Arie Perry and Daniel J. Brat present diagnoses according to a pattern-based organization that guides you from a histological pattern, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Lavish illustrations capture key neuropathological patterns for a full range of common and rare conditions, and a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance. No other single source delivers the practical, hands-on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in neuropathology.
Includes fully searchable access to the text online at, along with an image bank of over 1430 downloadable images and tables.
Provides all the information essential for completing a sign-out report: clinical findings, pathologic findings, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Illustrates key pathologic and clinical aspects of disease entities through over 1430 superb, high-quality full-color images that help you evaluate and interpret biopsy samples.


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