1st Edition

Pathology in Clinical Practice: 50 Case Studies

    224 Pages 125 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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!


    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