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Pathology in Clinical Practice: 50 Case Studies

1st Edition

By Barry AT Newell, Susan Dilly, Caroline Finlayson, Mitesh Gandhi, Sunil Lakhani

CRC Press

224 pages

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Once students have learned the principles behind basic pathology and the mechanisms of disease, they must then consolidate their knowledge by putting those principles into clinical practice. Providing a practical learning experience, this volume presents fifty structured clinical scenarios. Each case is based on a clinical situation that pulls together the key pathological, radiological, and clinical aspects of a condition. Questions and answers highlight diagnostic avenues and provide an effective way of testing assimilation of the material.

Students can set their own level of challenge and build their clinical understanding by delving into a cluster of cases covering related topics, or instead emphasize one of the five main themes: symptoms, signs, investigations, treatment, and overall management. Ample illustrations supplement the text, which blends typical clinical case presentations with narrative-style and imaging-based cases.

Table of Contents


Intermittent chest pain

Shortness of breath

Difficulty in passing urine

Difficulty in swallowing

Easy bruising

Coughing up blood

Fever and cough

Abdominal pain and weight loss

A mixture of problems

The ancient mimic


Intermittent neurological signs

Permanent neurological signs

A cervical mass

Haematuria clinic

Reduced air entry

Enlarged lymph nodes

More enlarged lymph nodes

Tachycardia and tachypnoea

A social drinker


The diabetic clinic


Abnormal full blood count

Complex blood results

An abnormal smear test

An abnormal mammogram

An abnormal baby

The genetic clinic

Fracture clinic

Acute back pain

MRI diagnosis

Investigation after death

Sudden death of a child


A tutorial on glomerulonephritis


Novel chemotherapy

Supporting haematopoiesis

A prophylactic resection

A chronic autoimmune disease

Keeping the pump pumping

Radiologist or surgeon?

Organ transplantation

Complex management

Immobility and its complications

A life-threatening rash

A first seizure

Febrile and unconscious

Multi-organ disease

Mixed social and medical problems

Certifying the cause of death

Referring cases to the coroner

Your worst nightmare!

About the Authors

Barry AT Newell BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP MRCPath, Consultant Histopathologist, Department of Cellular Pathology, St George's Hospital, London, UK

Susan A Dilly MBBS FRCPath, Professor and Institute Director, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

Caroline J Finlayson MBBS FRCPath, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Histopathology, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

Mitesh Gandhi MBBS MRCP(UK) FRCR(UK) FRANZCR, Radiologist, The Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland X-Ray, Brisbane, Australia

Sunil R Lakhani, BSc(Hons) MBBS MD FRCPath FRCPA, Professor and Head, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Mayne Medical School, Brisbane, Australia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pathology