Pathology in Clinical Practice: 50 Case Studies  book cover
1st Edition

Pathology in Clinical Practice: 50 Case Studies

ISBN 9780340959046
Published January 30, 2009 by CRC Press
224 Pages

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Book Description

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!

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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