Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology, Volume II: A Text-Atlas of Case Studies Emphasizing Respiratory and Nervous Systems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology, Volume II

A Text-Atlas of Case Studies Emphasizing Respiratory and Nervous Systems, 1st Edition

By Ann M. Dvorak, Rita A. Monahan-Earley

CRC Press

416 pages

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pub: 1995-05-15
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Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology, Volumes II and III, presents individual problem-based cases in a well-illustrated format, using numerous electron micrographs to convey appropriate and necessary visual information for the diagnosis of human disease. The format facilitates the teaching of the case approach for diagnostic ultrastructural pathology using clinical-ultrastructural-pathologic correlation. These guides illustrate key reasoning processes that physicians use to resolve individual clinical problems through the use of electron microscopy. The material is useful to a wide variety of physicians and students of medicine, structure, and disease at various levels of training, as well as in the training of and operational use by technical support staff.

The two volumes include a total of 50 cases and a procedural guide for the ultrastructural pathology laboratory. The cases were selected using four principal criteria: (1) classic cases, which are diagnosed readily by light microscopy to facilitate the electron microscopic diagnosis of less classic cases; (2) diagnostic cases, for which ultrastructural analysis is essential for diagnosis; (3) supportive cases, where either the light or the electron microscopic diagnosis is supportive, and thus confirmatory, of the other; and (4) new facts cases, which establish new knowledge regarding the pathogenesis of disease using electron microscopy as the investigative modality. The 50 cases are grouped anatomically in four major categories. Volume II contains the sections on the respiratory and nervous systems, and Volume III presents the cases dealing with the endocrine and hematopoietic systems. Each section is preceded by introductory remarks. Each case cites relevant, classic, anatomic pathology papers and related research papers. These volumes also include multiple functional indices, providing ready access to the material from several starting points. There are separate indices for presenting symptoms, differential diagnostic groups, ultrastructural pathology criteria, and final diagnostic categories. As a valuable resource and guide, Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology, Volumes II and III, is an excellent, high-quality addition to the field of diagnostic pathology.

Table of Contents

Respiratory System

Mesothelioma of the Pleura (Cases 1-5)

Mesothelioma of the Peritoneum (Cases 6 and 7)

Sclerosing Hemangioma of the Lung (Cases 8 and 9)

Diffuse Interstitial Fibrosis and Mast Cell Hyperplasia of the Lung Consistent with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Bronchiolo-Alveolar Carcinoma (Cases 11 and 12)

Adenocarcinoma of Gut Absorptive Epithelial Cell Origin, Metastatic to Lung (Cases 13 and 14)

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Salivary Gland Origin, Metastatic Lung

Adenocarcinoma, Lung

Nervous System

Chordoma of the Sacrum

Primary Extracranial Meningioma of the Thoracic Spinal Cord

Ependymoma of the Fourth Ventricle



Primary Cerebellar Neuroblastoma

Metastatic Olfactory Neuroblastoma

Metastatic Melanoma

Metastatic Thyroid Follicular Carcinoma

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Procedural Guide to Specimen Handling for the Ultrastructural Pathology Service Laboratory


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pathology
MEDICAL / Public Health