1st Edition

Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology

By Sonya Bettenay, Ann Hargis Copyright 2003
    214 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    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.

    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


    Sonya Bettenay, Ann Hargis