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1st ed, 448 pages, $91, LWW (2019)
Posted July 2, 2020
Series: Pattern-Based Approach
Part of the new Pattern-Based Approach series, designed to teach pathology in a way that reflects actual sign-out, this new visually oriented guidebook presents real life cases and practical diagnostic tips. Disease processes are organized into ‘patterns’ of injury - the method by which pathologists approach their work - and self-assessment quizzes are provided for each chapter to give you experience with high yield, board style teaching topics.
Laura Lamps, Sanjay Kakar
2nd ed, 488 pages, $214, Elsevier (2016)
Posted December 16, 2016
Series: Diagnostic Pathology series
The latest edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic has been completely updated, boasting new text, images, and terminology to keep you current with the latest knowledge in the field. Designed for both practicing pathologists and pathologists in training, it boasts a concise, organized format and numerous high-quality images to help you quickly address everyday challenges.
Anthony Chang, Matthew Lindberg
2nd ed, 600 pages pages, $250, Elsevier (2018)
Posted August 14, 2018
Series: Diagnostic Pathology series
Listed under: cardiovascular, hematopathology, renal, liver, lung; Textbook chapters: Kidney nontumor
Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume by Drs. Anthony Chang and Robert B. Colvin is an ideal point-of-care reference to guide you through the complex realm of transplant pathology. Concise, focused chapters, supported by tables, diagrams, radiographs, and photographs, provide essential information to keep you up to date with the impact of new viral infections, updates from the Banff Allograft Conference, new information on next-generation sequencing, and much more.
Maura O'Neil, Ivan Damjanov and Ryan M. Taylor
171 pages, 8 illus, $104 list, Springer (2015)
Posted December 31, 2014
This is the first volume in a new Springer series, Pathology for Clinicians, which aims to assist clinicians in their daily decision making by providing reliable, clearly presented information on current techniques in pathology, their uses and indications, clinical–pathologic correlations, and the significance of pathologic diagnoses. Liver Pathology for Clinicians first discusses key technical aspects of liver biopsy, including the use of special stains and immunohistochemistry.
$95, Elsevier (2017)
Posted June 13, 2017
Dr. Lefkowitch has created a primer on liver pathology for the gastroneterologist that provides depth of clinical coverage in an area not typically covered in depth for gastroenterologists. This issue will provide state-of-the-art reviews in the areas of NAFLD, liver biopsy, liver pathology, hepatitis, and genomics.
Alastair Burt, Linda Ferrell, Stefan Hubscher
7th ed, 1056 pages, 1000+ illus, $282, Elsevier (2017)
Posted July 18, 2017
Since its first publication more than 35 years ago, MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver, by Drs. Alastair D. Burt, Linda D. Ferrell, and Stefan G. Hübscher, has established itself as the definitive reference on liver pathology. The 7th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with more than 1,000 high-quality illustrations, coverage of the new and emerging diagnostic applications and techniques that pathologists must be familiar with, an up-to-date review of drug-induced injury, and much more. A must-have for every surgical pathologist, MacSween’s remains the most authoritative and comprehensive book in its field.
Raul Gonzalez, Kay Washington
285 pages, $98 list, Springer (2016)
Posted June 13, 2016
This book provides a quick, pattern-based reference for interpreting histologic changes in non-neoplastic liver. It is designed to guide the reader based on morphologic pattern and basic clinical information. Each chapter covers a broad but identifiable pattern of pathologic liver findings (e.g., “portal inflammation” or “steatosis”) and discusses the major disease entities that manifest as such a pattern.
384 pages, 860+ illus, $250, Wiley (2017)
Posted April 17, 2017
Pathology of Liver Diseases is a rapid reference consultation tool that uses both book and online material to present a whole range of liver disorders. The book emphasizes not only the pathology seen in biopsy and surgical material, but also the most pertinent clinical and laboratory findings including epidemiology, etiologic and pathophysiologic concepts, and the differential diagnoses. Key references appear at the end of each chapter.
Rene Michel, Gerald Berry
483 pages, $149, Springer (2016)
Posted October 18, 2016
Many pathologists find the interpretation of biopsies and other surgical specimens from solid organ, stem cell and bone marrow transplants challenging. Pathology of Transplantation provides a practical structured and logical approach to the diagnostic interpretation of the range of specimens from patients with solid organ, stem cell and bone marrow transplants, including the assessment of native and donor organs, with emphasis on resolution of pathological and clinico-pathological differential diagnoses including the diverse forms of rejection, recurrent and de novo diseases, drug-induced alterations, infections and other pathologies relevant to the system or tissue.
2nd ed, 792 pages, $218, Elsevier (2017)
Posted April 17, 2017
Listed under: liver; Textbook chapters: Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts, Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts
A volume in the popular Pattern Recognition Series, Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach features completely updated and reorganized content, resulting in a truly practical guide to understanding liver pathology. Dr. Romil Saxena presents interpretation of liver biopsies according to a pattern-based approach that begins with recognition of the predominant histological pattern of injury, followed by identification of secondary features and appropriate work-up that lead you away from pitfalls to the best diagnosis.
Jay H. Lefkowitch
9th ed, 440 pages, $140 list, Elsevier (2015)
Posted August 1, 2015
For more than 40 years, Scheuer's Liver Biopsy Interpretation has been the pathologist's go-to resource for help in solving diagnostic problems at the microscope. The 9th Edition brings you fully up to date in the field, with coverage of new diagnostic tools, new information on drug-induced liver injury and cytopathology, and many new high-quality illustrations. Amazon.com link
372 pages, 600+ illus, $151, Springer (2017)
Posted May 15, 2017
This book focuses on the pathological diagnosis of primary hepatic and bile duct tumors, and introduces the “Three Types and Six Sub-types” classification of hepatobiliary tumors. With more than 600 figures, including photographs and microscopy images, it highlights morphology, immunology and molecular pathology and their correlations with hepatic surgery and hepatic oncology.
Taofic Mounajjed, Vishal Chandan, Michael Torbenson
477 pages, $166, Springer (2015)
Posted December 16, 2016
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.
Kiyoko Oshima, Lysandra Voltaggio
1st ed, 225 pages, $149, IP Press (2021)
Posted September 10, 2020
Series: Innovative Pathology Press Survival Guide
Liver pathology requires patience and attention to detail. While a thorough microscopic examination is necessary, it is not enough, and evaluation of biopsies in a vacuum can be dangerous. Knowledge of the clinical picture, including laboratory and imaging studies, is imperative. Without such correlation, pathologists cannot issue a clinically useful report to guide a patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. With this survival guide to liver biopsies, we aim to provide the reader with a solid, basic foundation of liver pathology. Our goal is to reduce the pervasive initial anxiety and guide the readers into reaching accurate diagnoses and building on this basic knowledge. Though diagnostic struggles are common, they often turn into satisfying rewards each time we are able to piece together the puzzle. This book will pave the way to practice liver pathology.
Michael Torbenson, Yoh Zen, Matthew M. Yeh
$199 list, ARP (2018)
Posted December 20, 2018
Series: AFIP Tumor 4th edition
Numerous advances in our understanding of the pathology and molecular features of liver tumors have been made since the publication of the Third Series Fascicle, Tumors of the Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Ducts, nearly two decades ago. Examples of recent advances include the identification of novel entities, including their precursor lesions, the discovery of key molecular changes, including the fusion transcript between the DNAJB1 gene and the PRKACA gene in fibrolamellar carcinoma, the use of glutamine synthetase in the diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia, and the subtyping of hepatocellular adenomas using molecular and immunohistochemical methods. Together with the more unified classification and terminology of intrahepatic bile duct tumors and their precursors, these advances call for updated information that is presented in this volume.
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