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Liver (hepatic) pathology

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Burt: MacSween's Pathology of the Liver
By Alastair Burt
2011 (6th ed), 1032 pages, $329 list
MacSween's Pathology of the Liver delivers the expert know-how you need to diagnose all forms of liver pathology using the latest methods. Updated with all the most current knowledge and techniques, this medical reference book will help you more effectively evaluate and interpret both the difficult and routine cases you see in practice.
Chan: Atlas of Liver Pathology
By Anthony Chan, Alberto Quaglia, Beate Haugk and Alastair Burt
2013, 231 pages, $139 list
The liver is a complex organ due to its unique microscopic structure, intricate metabolic functions and susceptibility to a wide variety of insults, manifesting in countless histological patterns. Atlas of Liver Pathology considers both changes seen in medical liver biopsies as well as lesional biopsies when the specimen has been taken from a mass. The book starts by reviewing normal structure and its variants and the optimal approaches for the preparation of histological sections for diagnostic liver pathology. The following chapters are dedicated to developmental, metabolic, infectious, drug related, autoimmune, biliary, vascular and neoplastic disorders. Two sections on liver pathology in pregnancy and transplantation conclude the work. Macroscopic illustrations are included where appropriate. All photographs are complemented by legends describing the picture and providing relevant related information.
Erozan: Cytopathology of Liver, Biliary Tract, Kidney and Adrenal Gland
By Yener Erozan and Armanda Tatsas
2014, 190 pages, 142 illus, $68 list
This volume fulfills the need for an easy-to-use and authoritative synopsis of intra-abdominal organ cytopathology. Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series, the book is heavily illustrated with a full color art program, while the text follows a user-friendly outline format. The book also fits into the lab coat pocket and is ideal for portability and quick reference.
Geller: Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver
By Stephen Geller
2009 (2nd ed), 416 pages, $168 list
Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver is a practical source of information to understand the diseases of the liver, with particular emphasis on the histopathology of those diseases. The book offers clear guidelines for the pathologist to recognize and diagnose a full spectrum of liver disorders. It progresses from the basics—including technical considerations, liver anatomy, and examination methods—then provides essential guidelines for recognizing and assessing specific hepatic conditions. In the completely updated Second Edition, the authors updated the content on transplantation pathology and provided new chapters on immunopathology and molecular pathology of liver diseases.
Iacobuzio-Donahue: Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
By Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
2011 (2nd ed), 672 pages, 850 illus, $179 list
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides all the most essential information on the pathological entities encountered in practice in an easy-to-use format. Drs. Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue and Elizabeth Montgomery examine the full scope of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract--, including disorders of the tubular gastrointestinal tract, pancreatobiliary tree, and liver-from clinical features and ancillary studies to differential diagnoses and prognostic and therapeutic considerations. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, boxes, and tables, along with online access at www.expertconsult.com, make this title ideal for quick reference for both novices and experienced pathologists.
Kakar: Liver Pathology, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery)
By Sanjay Kakar and Dhanpat Jain
2013, 206 pages, $89 list
For the surgical pathologist, this coverage of Liver Pathology presents practical information with ample discussion of differential diagnosis and use of special studies, where relevant, to engage pathologists in what you can do daily in practice. Topics include: Steatohepatitis: Histopathologic diagnosis; Regression and subclassification of cirrhosis; Autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndrome; Liver transplant pathology: challenging diagnostic situations; Hepatocellular adenoma; Immunohistochemistry for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma; Histologic subtypes of hepatocellular carcinoma: diagnostics and clinical significance; Pediatric cholestatic disorders.
Ishak: Tumors of the Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Ducts (Vol 31)
By Kamal G. Ishak, Zachary D. Goodman and J. Thomas Stocker
2001, 356 pages, $90 list
In the 12 years since publication of the second series fascicle on this subject, there have been many advances in epidemiologic, histogenetic, pathogenetic, and clinicopathologic aspects of tumors and tumor-like lesions of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts. This third series fascicle is divided into 14 chapters: Embryology, histology, and anatomy. Benign hepatocellular tumors. Benign cholangiocellular tumors. Benign mesenchymal tumors and pseudotumors. Miscellaneous benign tumors and pseudotumors. Hepatoblastoma. Putative precancerous lesions. Hepatocellular carcinoma. Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant biliary tumors. Miscellaneous malignant tumors. Malignant mesenchymal tumors. Primary hepatic lymphomas and suspected lymphomas. Metastatic tumors and an appendix on the TNM classification of malignant tumors of the liver. Several tumors and tumor-like lesions are extensively discussed, commensurate with increased knowledge about them, such as peribiliary gland hamartoma (bile duct adenoma), hepatobiliary cystadenoma, biliary papillomatosis, lymphangioma, angiomyo-lipoma, miscellaneous heterotopias, hepatoblastoma, hepato-cellular carcinoma, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and primary hepatic lymphomas (including a section on diagnosis of suspected lymphoma).
Kanel: Atlas of Liver Pathology
By Gary Kanel
2010 (3rd ed), 480 pages, 900 illus, $250 list
The Atlas of Liver Pathology, by Drs. Gary C. Kanel and Jacob Korula, provides the visual guidance you need to accurately diagnose all forms of liver disease. Organized by disease type, it points out major histological features, updates disease parameters with new images and diagrams, and helps you understand the clinical aspects of each disease. In print and online, it provides quick and convenient reference to virtually all of the liver disorders commonly seen today. Nine-hundred-plus high-quality, full-color images capture the gross and histological presentation of liver pathology ideal for comparison to the specimens you encounter in practice.
Kaplowitz: Drug-Induced Liver Disease
By Neil Kaplowitz
2013 (3rd ed), 776 pages, $250 list
This field has shown tremendous growth in recent years, primarily due to the recognition that drug-induced liver disease is the most common cause of liver failure and one of the major contributors to the withdrawal of drugs developed by the pharmaceutical industry. Drug-Induced Liver Disease, 3rd edition is a comprehensive reference that covers mechanisms of injury, diagnosis and management, major hepatotoxins, regulatory perspectives and much more. Written by highly respected authorities, this new edition is an updated and definitive reference for clinicians and scientists in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and government settings. This book contains 4 new chapters on key topics in the area and provides a current and extensive review of the latest developments concerning the toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and immunology of drug-induced liver disease.
Lamps: Diagnostic Pathology: Hepatobiliary & Pancreas
By Laura Lamps
2011, 436 pages, 1204 illus, $299 list
Designed as an easy-to-use and comprehensive reference for the practicing pathologist, Diagnostic Pathology: Hepatobiliary and Pancreas is the next highly anticipated title in the Diagnostic Pathology series offered by Amirsys. As readers have come to expect from this series, Diagnostic Pathology: Hepatobiliary and Pancreas is filled with superior medical images, including gross photographs, photomicrographs, and detailed medical illustrations. As with our other Diagnostic Pathology titles, chapters include definitions, terminology, etiologies and pathogenesis, demographics, clinical presentations, therapy, prognoses, radiologic imaging, pathology, and differential diagnoses. The pathologic features are extensively detailed with descriptions of the macroscopic features, microscopic findings, cytopathology (as indicated), and as needed, ancillary studies. The latter include histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics and ultrastructural findings. There are also a variety of quick-reference test data tables, as well as helpful introductory chapters, annotated and illustrated staging templates, and chapters on specimen examination handling. This handsome volume is a veritable one-stop shop for your hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic pathology reference needs.
Mounajjed: Surgical Pathology of Liver Tumors
By Taofic Mounajjed, Vishal S Chandan and Michael S. Torbenson
2015, 477 pages, $188 list
This text provides a practical guide for the diagnostic surgical pathologist in evaluating tumors involving the liver. It comprehensively covers the histological findings and key clinical and molecular correlates of liver tumors. The focus is on material that is most relevant to the actual practice of liver pathology including those aspects that are directly relevant to the diagnosis, subtyping and prognostication of hepatic adenomas specimens, including biopsy specimens and surgical resections. The book will teach pathologists how to avoid common diagnostic pitfalls. Each chapter uses or discusses the nomenclature and classification system of liver tumors as per the current WHO classification of liver tumors. Each chapter fully incorporates the most up to date diagnostic methodologies, including immunohistochemistry and molecular methods. Referencing is succinct and references were carefully chosen for their key role as the primary sources of information on a given disease. The text is richly illustrated with beautiful color images that highlight not just the “average” histological findings for a given entity, but also fully illustrate all of the key histological variability. Gross images are also included to highlight important diagnostic features. Tables are used judiciously to present summary information that allows a quick review on how similar entities compare and contrast. In addition, the clinical significance of various diseases will be discussed in a focused fashion that highlights how pathology information is being used to make key clinical management decisions. Each chapter is written by experts in hepatopathology, all from the Mayo Clinic Departments of Pathology.
Mullen: Hepatic Encephalopathy
By Kevin Mullen and Ravi Prakash
2012 (1st ed), 263 pages, 35 illus, $189 list
Hepatic Encephalopathy provides a comprehensive review on pathophysiology and clinically important aspects in HE. Topics in basic physiology, nitrogen metabolism, new insights into pathogenesis and brain edema are covered in great detail. The authors have made a special effort by simplifying the complex aspects of pathogenesis and diagnosis so that it can be easily understood and applied clinically. This volume also focuses on recent developments regarding diagnoses of subtle forms of HE, also known as minimal or covert HE as well as on new treatments. Hepatic Encephalopathy will be of great value to gastroenterologists, hepatologists, pathologists, medical residents, fellows, internists, and general practitioners who treat patients with hepatic encephalopathy.
Reau: Primary Liver Cancer: Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment (Clinical Gastroenterology)
By Nancy Reau and Fred Poordad
2012, 296 pages, $209 list
Primary Liver Cancer: Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment focuses on the many therapies rapidly evolving to assist with controlling hepatocellular carcinoma as well as emerging technologies to assist in early diagnosis as well as prevention. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date information for diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, epidemiology, staging, recurrence and prevention. This volume will serve as a useful resource for clinical gastroenterologists, hepatologists, oncologists, pathologists, and physicians who treat patients with chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Russo: Pathology of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease
By Pierre Russo, Eduardo Duchelli, David Piccoli
2014 (1st ed), 525 pages, $149 list
Pathology of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease provides the pediatric pathologist, the GI or general pathologist, and the pediatric gastroenterologist with the most complete and current reference on the subject. With an emphasis on clinical-pathological correlation, the book includes in-depth discussions on disorders and issues that are frequently encountered but for which up-to-date information is often not readily available, as well as infrequent disorders unique or specific to children that are not covered in standard texts. Among the topics considered are malabsorption and motility disorders, immunodeficiencies, including AIDS, developmental malformations, food allergies, cystic diseases of the liver, hepatic tumors, and esophageal and pancreatic disorders. Many new illustrations and electron micrographs are included in this edition, and the high-quality endoscopic and radiographic images permit ready correlation with the pathologic principles under discussion.
Torbenson: Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver
By Michael Torbenson
2014, 544 pages, 300 illus, $162 list
Exceptional liver disease treatment starts with Biopsy Interpretation of the Liver. A tried-and-true guide for physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, this bench reference promises to keep you informed, skilled, and on the forefront of liver biopsy. Go beyond the superficial, framing each diagnosis in its most common clinical context, alongside clinical recommendations. Don’t fall behind in your understanding of biopsy; equip your practice with the tools to effectively diagnose and offer the highest in patient care.
Wee: Cytohistology of Focal Liver Lesions
By Aileen Wee
2014 (1st ed), 312 pages, 700 illus, $175 list
Each volume in this richly illustrated series, published in association with the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, provides an organ-based approach to the cytologic and histologic diagnosis of small tissue samples. Benign, pre-malignant and malignant entities are presented in a well-organized and standardized format, with high-resolution color photomicrographs, tables, and lists of key specific morphologic criteria. Example vignettes allow the reader to assimilate the diagnostic principles in a case-based format. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of both surgical pathology and cytopathology of focal liver lesions. Extensively illustrated throughout, it contains key cytologic and histologic features, practical points, radiologic and morphologic pictures, flow charts, and tabulated summaries for easy comprehensive overview and quick reference and provides a pragmatic algorithmic approach to cytohistologic diagnosis.
Xiao: Liver Pathology
By Shu-Yuan Xiao and Kiyoko Oshima MD
2014, 200 pages, 200+ illus, $71 list
Liver Pathology covers the key entities and diagnoses that pathologists see in daily practice, focusing on the salient H&E histopathology of each entity with concise descriptions of clinical features, differential diagnosis, and references for further study. It provides the opportunity for correlation with clinical data and radiologic and laboratory findings that are essential to correct diagnosis of non-neoplastic disease and correlation with morphologic and immunohistochemical features in the case of neoplastic liver disease.
Yatniss: Frozen Section Library: Liver, Extrahepatic Biliary Tree and Gallbladder
By Rhonda Yantiss
2011 (1st ed), 190 pages, 204 illus, $139 list
The Frozen Section Library series provides concise, user-friendly, site specific handbooks that are well illustrated and highlight the pitfalls, artifacts and differential diagnosis issues that arise in the hurried frozen section scenario. Frozen Section Library: Liver, Extrahepatic Biliary Tree and Gallbladder provides a convenient reference for use during intraoperative consultation. The volume addresses commonly encountered challenges, such as the diagnosis of primary and secondary hepatic neoplasms and assessment of gross abnormalities of the gallbladder. The assessment of frozen section biopsies for liver transplantation, a challenging and increasingly encountered situation, is detailed in the form of histologic criteria that should be reported. Emphasis is placed on the differential diagnoses of gross and microscopic findings with attention to potential pitfalls and artifacts encountered on frozen section. gross and microscopic images are provided as well as user-friendly tables for quick reference.

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