Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology

1st Edition

By Sonya Bettenay, Ann Hargis

Teton NewMedia

214 pages

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Paperback: 9781893441965
pub: 2003-04-01

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Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology explains the when, why, where and how of biopsy collection and submission of samples. With plenty of quick reference tables, high quality illustrations, and case review studies, as well as over140 illustrations, the material is accessible for students, veterinarians, and technicians. Techniques for collecting and handling biopsy samples are clearly depicted along with recommendations for the biopsy technique that is most suitable for the specific clinical lesion and/or its anatomic location. The case review studies show how to manage the biopsy sampling process, formulate clinical differential diagnoses, and interpret pathology reports.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

Table of Contents

Guide to Using This Book

1 Biopsy Collection:Why, When, Where and How

Biopsy Sample Selection

Why and When to Collect a Biopsy Sample

Where to Collect a Biopsy Sample

How to Collect a Biopsy Sample

Biopsy Sample Fixation

Standard Fixation Techniques

Fixation for Suspected Immune Mediated Skin Diseases

Fixation for Selected Tumor Studies or for Selected Infectious Agents

Clinical History

Sample Shipment

Microscopic Interpretation of a Biopsy Sample

Limitations of Dermatopathology

Value of Referral to or Consultation with a Dermatology Specialist

Ancillary Procedures to Facilitate Diagnosis

Common Errors of Sample Collection and Submission

2 Clinical Lesion Definitions, Recommended Methods of Biopsy

Sampling, and Representative Histologic Lesions

3 Histopathologic Responses of the Skin to Injury

Histopathologic Responses of the Epidermis to Injury

Histopathologic Responses of the Dermis and Vessels to Injury

Histopathologic Responses of the Adnexa to Injury

Histopathologic Responses the Panniculus (Subcutis) to Injury

4 Tumors and Tumor-like Masses of the Skin

Tumors of the Skin



Dermis, Vasculature, Nerve Tissue, Subcutis

Bone Marrow Derived Cells

Tumor-like Masses of the Skin



Other Tumor-like Lesions

5 Laboratory Techniques for Tissue Processing and Staining

Sample Arrival at the Laboratory

Gross Evaluation and Trimming of Sample

Sample and Request Review

Sample Trimming

Tissue Demineralization

Tissue Processing and Histochemical Staining Techniques

Immunostaining Techniques (Direct Immunohistochemistry and

Immunofluorescence) for Autoimmune Skin Disease

Immunohistochemical Staining Techniques for Tumor and

Tumor-like Conditions

Immunohistochemical Staining Techniques for Infectious Agents

Other Techniques

6 Glossary

7 Differential Diagnosis of Clinical Lesions and Lesions

in Selected Anatomic Locations


A. Dermatopathology Submission Form

B. Suppliers

C. Case Review

Recommended Readings


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal