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Histopathology Reporting

Guidelines for Surgical Cancer

Allen, Derek C

3rd ed. 2013, XLVI, 440 p. 136 illus.

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  • Includes 7th edition TNM and WHO classifications of cancers
  • Explains key epidemiological, clinical, investigative, pathological, prognostic and treatment issues
  • Highlights new clinical procedures and ancillary laboratory techniques

This book provides an easily comprehensible and practicable framework for standardised histopathology reports in surgical cancer. It details the gross description, histological classification, tumor differentiation, extent of local tumor spread, involvement of lymphovascular channels, lymph nodes and excision margins of the common carcinomas and also summarises non-carcinomatous malignancies. The 7th edition TNM and WHO classifications of cancers are incorporated, with comments on any associated pathology, diagnostic clues and prognostic criteria. Staging information is supplemented visually by line diagrams.

Each chapter has a more formal introductory paragraph than in the previous edition, giving epidemiological, clinical, investigative and treatment summary details, and chapter references are updated; specimen type notes new clinical procedures. Other pathology includes updated immunophenotypic expression with use of new antibodies and molecular techniques. The impact of these ancillary investigations on diagnosis, and as biomarkers of prognosis and prediction of response to treatment is summarised. The effect of adjuvant treatments on cancers is also noted. Experience based clues are given throughout as aids to tumor typing, grading, staging and gauging prognosis and response to treatment. The key information in this book equips the pathologist to produce high quality, clinically appropriate histopathology reports, and to participate in contemporary multidisciplinary team management of patients with surgical cancer.

Histopathology Reporting: Guidelines for Surgical Cancer, Third Edition is invaluable for trainee and consultant diagnostic histopathologists all over the world.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » TNM7 classification - WHO classification - multidisciplinary team management - predictive pathological factors - standardised histopathology reports - surgical cancer diagnosis - surgical cancer investigation - surgical cancer management - surgical cancer presentation - surgical cancer prognosis

Related subjects » Pathology

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Gastrointestinal  Cancer: Oesophageal Carcinoma.- Gastric Carcinoma.- Ampulla of Vater and Head of Pancreas Carcinomas.- Small Intestinal Carcinoma.- Colorectal Carcinoma.- Vermiform Appendix Tumours.- Anal Canal Carcinoma (with Comments on Pelvic Exenteration).- Gall Bladder Carcinoma.- Extrahepatic Bile Duct Carcinoma.- Liver Carcinoma.- Head and Neck Cancer: General comments.- Lip and Oral Cavity Carcinomas.- Oropharyngeal Carcinoma (with comments on Nasopharynx and Hypopharynx).- Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Carcinomas.- Laryngeal Carcinoma.- Salivary Gland Tumours.- Thyroid Gland Tumours (with comments on Parathyroid).- Respiratory and Mediastinal Cancer: Lung Carcinoma.- Malignant Mesothelioma.- Mediastinal Cancer.- Skin Cancer: Non-Melanocytic Skin Carcinoma.- Malignant Melanoma.- Breast Cancer: Breast Carcinoma.- Gynaecological Cancer: Ovarian Carcinoma (with comments on Fallopian Tube Carcinoma).- Endometrial Carcinoma.- Cervical Carcinoma.- Vaginal Carcinoma.- Vulval Carcinoma.- Gestational Trophoblastic Tumours.- Urological Cancer: Renal Cell and Renal Pelvis/Ureter Carcinomas.- Bladder Carcinoma.- Prostate Carcinoma.- Urethral Carcinoma.- Testicular Cancer.- Penile Carcinoma.- Lymph Node Cancer: Nodal Malignant Lymphoma (with comments on Extranodal Malignant Lymphoma and Metastatic Cancer).- Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer: Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas (with comments on Retroperitoneum and Adrenal Gland).- Ophthalmic Cancer: Intraocular Malignancy.- Extraocular Malignancy.

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