Now in its second edition, this book remains a vital reference manual for those pathologists whose work involves them in the interpretation of endometrial biopsies. A full account is given of the appearances of the endometrium during the menstrual cycle, of the effects of hormones, the changes induced by steroid contraceptives and intrauterine devices, of functional disorders and of inflammatory disease. Particular attention is given to the various forms of hyperplasia and neoplasia, with special emphasis being placed upon the differential diagnosis of these conditions. Other chapters deal with sampling techniques, the anatomy and histology of the normal endometrium, descriptions of the tissue in normal and abnormal pregnancy, and gestational trophoblastic disease.
This fully revised second edition reflects the fact that numerous new entities have been defined, the classification of many disease states has altered and new understanding of many endometrial diseases has been gained. This edition also discusses the changing pattern of endometrial biopsies resulting from modified clinical practice.
Biopsy Pathology of the Endometrium provides the pathologist and gynaecologist with a highly illustrated and practical manual whose high quality photomicrographs will be an indispensable reference during the interpretation of endometrial biopsies.
Table of Contents
Sampling the endometrium
The normal endometrium as seen in biopsy material
Functional disorders of the endometrium
The effect of therapeutic and contraceptive hormones on the endometrium
Endometrial changes associated with intrauterine contraceptive devices
Inflammation of the endometrium
Miscellaneous benign conditions of the endometrium
Endometrial hyperplasis and intra-endometrial adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma of the endometrium (endometrial mullerian epithelial tumours)
Non-mullerian endometrial neoplasms
The endometrium in normal and abnormal pregnancy
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Endometrial biopsy in specific circumstances.