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Arias: The Liver: Biology and Pathobiology
By Irwin Arias
2010 (5th ed), 1216 pages, $300 list
In its Fifth Edition, this classic book retains its traditional strength of relating molecular physiology to understanding disease pathology and treatment as it explores the current state and future direction of hepatology. Painstakingly revised, this edition includes 60 new chapters. As in previous editions, a section called Horizons summarizes advances of extraordinary nature in areas expected to have a substantial impact on hepatology. The Fifth Edition’s Horizons section includes emerging topics such as tissue engineering of the liver, liver-directed gene therapy, decoding the liver cancer genome, and imaging cellular proteins and structure.
Boyer: Zakim and Boyer's Hepatology
By Thomas Boyer
2011 (6th ed), 1408 pages, $360 list
Zakim and Boyer's Hepatology-the defining work in hepatology-presents comprehensive coverage of both basic science and clinically relevant developments so you can provide the best possible patient care. Drs. Thomas Boyer, Michael Manns, and Arun Sanyal have reorganized and updated the contents of this trusted global reference to reflect today's more clinical approach to hepatology. They bring you up to date on hot topics including HIV Co-Infection Drug Toxicity, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), and much more. This new streamlined edition is now a single volume with access to the fully searchable contents and an image bank online at www.expertconsult.com making it easier to find the treatment information you need.
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.
Dancygier: Clinical Hepatology: Principles and Practice of Hepatobiliary Diseases
By Henryk Dancygier
2009 (1st ed), 1642 pages, 461 illus, $249 list
Clinical Hepatology - Principles and Practice of Hepatobiliary Diseases provides clear and comprehensive coverage of the etiology, mechanisms of disease, diagnosis, and practical management of the entire spectrum of liver and biliary disorders. It also affords an excellent, evidence-based review of the rapidly expanding field of hepatobiliary diseases.
Ferrell: Liver Pathology
By Linda Ferrell
2011 (1st ed), 544 pages, $180 list
This unique book provides detailed insight into a wealth of expert experience in liver pathology, with an in-depth review of the expert s analysis and diagnostic process supported by high-quality color photomicrographs and discussion of the diagnostic principles involved in evaluating these lesions. The diagnostic problems and cases selected show the wide range of specimens seen in liver pathology and address the difficult issues in diagnosis encountered in these lesions. Chapters and cases are authored by many of the leading experts and educators in liver pathology today.
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.
Korjiro: Pathology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
By Masamichi Kojiro
2006 (1st ed), 184 pages, 286 illus, $125 list
The text reviews the full range of pathological information of HCC based on the study of surgical cases and biopsy materials, and makes special reference to early stage HCC detection and premalignant lesions.
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.
Lau: Hepatocellular Carcinoma
By W.Y. Lau
2009 (1st ed), 864 pages, $337 list
This essential book is a compendium of papers written by an international team of world-renowned experts, who cover topics in their respective areas of expertise. Presenting the most up-to-date knowledge of hepatocellular carcinoma, it covers all topics -- including those more controversial ones -- in this rapidly advancing field, from epidemiology to prevention, from molecular biology to gross pathology, from screening to atypical presentation, from diagnosis to treatment, and from assessment to choice of appropriate treatment. This volume is therefore an important contribution to the field of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Lefkowitch: Scheuer's Liver Biopsy Interpretation
By Jay Lefkowitch
2010 (8th ed), 416 pages, $143 list
For over 40 years Scheuer's Liver Biopsy Interpretation has been an invaluable resource for the pathologist in practice and in training in helping to solve diagnostic problems at the microscope. Lavishly illustrated in full color throughout it covers all aspects of liver pathology from the normal, the hepatidities, childhood disease and neoplasms. Copious technical tips and diagnostic 'pearls' reflect the extensive experience and insight of the late Peter Scheuer and Jay Lefkowitch.. Throughout the text histopathologic features are correlated with clinical features to provide a practical account of how pathology impacts the diagnosis and management of liver disease.
Monga: Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases
By Satdarshan Monga
2010 (1st ed), 900 pages, 108 illus, $169 list
Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases integrates the traditional knowledge of physiological and pathological processes in the liver with a balanced emphasis on fundamental concepts; timely advances in cellular and molecular mechanisms; and applied pathology. The textbook is organized into several sections, each of which includes an array of chapters that progressively and cohesively elaborate on pertinent liver biology and pathology. The first three sections discuss the cellular composition of the liver along with their specialized functions, and further dissect the molecular basis of the cellular processes that are so unique to the liver. The next section examines the mechanisms that are commonly implicated in the cellular and molecular basis of several hepatic pathologies, followed eventually by a section each on a multitude of non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases of the liver. Molecular Pathology of Liver Diseases is a comprehensive reference on liver pathobiology for basic, translational and clinical researchers and physicians.
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.
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.
Saxena: Practical Hepatic Pathology
By Romil Saxena
2011 (1st ed), 728 pages, 1320 illus, $279 list
Practical Hepatic Pathology-a new volume in the new Pattern Recognition series-offers you a practical guide to diagnosing every challenging liver biopsy that you encounter in your daily practice. Dr. Romil Saxena presents diagnoses according to a pattern-based organization that guides you from a histological pattern of injury, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Lavish, full-color images capture key hepatic pathology patterns of injury, pathognomonic features and common variations of all major liver diseases and hepatic neoplasms, while a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance. No other single source delivers the practical, hands-on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in liver biopsies.
Suriawinata: Liver Pathology
By Arief Suriawinata
2011 (1st ed), 224 pages, $135 list
Liver Pathology: An Atlas and Concise Guide provides pathologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, residents, and fellows in their respective fields with an up-to-date guide to the differential diagnoses, interpretation and diagnoses of liver specimens. Liver Pathology: An Atlas and Concise Guide contains over 600 high-quality color images demonstrating the histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings supported by concise text including frequently associated clinical findings, pathologic features (histology, immunohistochemistry, molecular studies), differential diagnoses, and key references.
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.
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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