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Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology



ISBN 9781893441965
Published April 1, 2003 by Teton NewMedia
214 Pages

 
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Book Description

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
Epidermis
Adnexa
Dermis, Vasculature, Nerve Tissue, Subcutis
Bone Marrow Derived Cells
Tumor-like Masses of the Skin
Cysts
Hamartomas
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

Appendices
A. Dermatopathology Submission Form
B. Suppliers
C. Case Review
Recommended Readings
Index

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