Fetal and Neonatal Pathology

Editors: Keeling, Jean W., Khong, T. Yee (Eds.)

  • Over the previous editions this book has become THE fetal and neonatal pathology volume
  • Concise and easy to read
  • Its value as a working tool is enhanced by effective cross-referencing, by chapter and page number, and a detailed index
  • Single volume, concentrates on essentials
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Fetal and Neonatal Pathology is the Fourth Edition of what has become the classic reference in the field of fetal and neonatal pathology. Fully revised and up-dated, the book retains the overall format of previous editions, presenting the same practical approach to the examination of both fetuses and perinatal deaths. It provides essential clinical and pathophysiological information and discusses the pathogenesis of abnormalities as a basis for appropriate methods of investigation.

Part 1 deals with the examination of the products of conception after the termination of pregnancy for fetal anomalies. The range of pathological abnormalities is described and their relevance discussed. Special attention is paid to the differences in pathological findings of specific conditions between the second and third trimesters. Part 2 is organised by system, describing and illustrating those pathological problems which are likely to be encountered in the fetus and neonate. Each chapter is introduced by a concise account of the development of the relevant system. There is also a discussion, as appropriate, of changes at birth as well as changes in normal function that may occur during the neonatal period.

Fetal and Neonatal Pathology, while primarily addressing the morbid anatomist and histopathologist, also provides a valuable source of reference for obstetricians, neonatologists and paediatricians. Its value as a working tool is enhanced by effective cross-referencing, by chapter and page number, and a detailed index.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The third edition of Jean Keeling's Fetal and Neonatal Pathology is a very good book. It should be available in any histopathology department in which perinatal post-mortems are carried out.... ...this is a very good book, not only for trainees but also as a first port of call for the specialist perinatal pathologist. The up-dated reference lists are an excellent source of more information - and the third edition is a great improvement on an already very good book." Scheimberg, Virchows Archiv

The publication of a third edition of any textbook is testament to its success. This is particularly true for Fetal and Neonatal Pathology. The editor, Dr Keeling, is regarded as a leading practitioner and teacher of this rare and precious profession. Thanks to the great success of the previous editions, this book already has its place amongst the classic references in fetal and perinatal pathology. It represents essential literature for all morbid anatomists and histopathologists involved in routine perinatal post mortems, and serves as a fundamental source of information for junior pathologists interested in perinatal pathology, obstetricians, neonatologists and paediatricians. ... The overall professional and educational value of the Fetal and Neonatal Pathology is likely to be an important contributory factor in persuading young pathologists to choose fetal and neonatal pathology as their life-long career opportunity. This is an urgent and crucial goal for this profession in an era beleaguered by exhausting enquiries.’ AcpNews 2002; p54.

‘This book remains an important part of any foetal pathology library, as it gives much of the basis for the practice of this specialty. …The text is extremely readable and provides a logical overview of each topic. It concentrates on more important facts and general principles and gives a good perspective on many aspects of this field. In many ways, it provides a sound basis for the practice of foetal and neonatal pathology.’ Pathology 2002; 385.

‘The strongest feature of the book is the systematic approach it advocates. If there is a preliminary discussion between the pathologist and clinicians about the diagnosis and problems during life, if the geneticist has a chance to assess the syndromal features, if the standard photos and X-rays are taken where appropriate, if material is kept for ancillary investigations including microbiology, biochemistry, cytogenetics and molecular studies, if the appropriate measurements and careful dissections are made, if the placenta is examined and if the literature is reviewed, then there is good chance that a diagnosis can be made eventually allowing useful information, including negative findings, to be provided to clinicians and parents. The third edition of Fetal and Neonatal Pathology is a most valuable companion for both experienced perinatal pathologists and those who only occasionally have to perform prenatal autopsies, such as registrars and generally trained anatomical pathologists.’ Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2002: 38(3); 325.

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"This is the fourth edition of a complete reference for perinatal pathology. … Although it is primarily for pathologists, the book also is a valuable reference for obstetricians, neonatologists, and pediatricians. The two editors, Drs. Keeling and Khong, and the numerous contributing authors are specialists in pathology, obstetrics, and perinatology. … This is a complete reference for those in the field of fetal and neonatal pathology." (Maura F. O’Neil, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2008)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • The Clinicians' View of Fetal and Neonatal Necropsy

    Cooper, E. Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Perinatal Necropsy

    Keeling, Jean W.

    Pages 20-53

  • The Placenta

    Khong, T. Yee

    Pages 54-89

  • Placental Inflammation

    Redline, Raymond W.

    Pages 90-101

  • Spontaneous Abortion and the Pathology of Early Pregnancy

    Khong, T. Yee

    Pages 102-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fetal and Neonatal Pathology
Editors
  • Jean W. Keeling
  • T. Yee Khong
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-743-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-743-5
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XIV, 878
Number of Illustrations and Tables
144 b/w illustrations, 584 illustrations in colour
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