Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy

Authors: BILBAO, Juan, Schmidt, Robert E

  • Practical guidance on differential diagnosis based on pathology and clinical presentation
  • Advice on selection of ancillary techniques (molecular, immunohistochemical and genetic) to establish a definitive diagnosis
  • Numerous high-quality color photomicrographs and electron micrographs illustrating the wide variety of pathologic findings
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About this book

Peripheral nerve analysis is a challenging task for pathologists, given the advent of new diagnoses and techniques of analysis and the impact of molecular genetics. This book presents a simple, logical method for constructing a differential diagnosis based on pathology and clinical presentation. It also provides advice on the selection of ancillary molecular, immunohistochemical and genetic techniques to establish a definitive diagnosis. Clear, authoritative guidance is offered on diagnosis of the full range of neuropathies with the aid of a wealth of high-quality color photomicrographs and electron micrographs. The pathologist will benefit greatly from the identification of a variety of artifacts and normal structures occasionally encountered in nerve biopsies that need to be distinguished from specific pathologic alterations. This user-friendly, practical text will be an invaluable aid in achieving the most specific diagnosis possible.

About the authors

Robert E. Schmidt, MD, PhD, graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and has since spent his entire career at the School. For the past two decades he has been Director of the Division of Neuropathology and Professor of Pathology and in 2006 he was also appointed Director of the Research Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory. Dr. Schmidt is the recipient of various honors and awards and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology and since 2007 has been Senior Editor of Brain Pathology. Dr. Schmidt is the lead or co-author of 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many reviews and other publications. Juan M. Bilbao, MD, graduated from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina and then undertook residencies in Boston and Montreal. He received his certification in Neuropathology from the American Board of Pathology in 1972 and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1973. Dr. Bilbao has been an Associate Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto since 1997 and Consultant Neuropathologist at the Toronto Hospital Corporation since 1998. He is also now Associate Pathologist (Neuropathology) at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Bilbo is a past Chief Examiner, Section of Neuropathology, for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the author of 124 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous other publications.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book presents a simple, logical method for constructing a differential diagnosis of peripheral nerve disease based on pathology and clinical presentation. … The intended audience is pathologists, neurologists, and neuroscientists in training, but the book is also appropriate for pathology residents and neuropathology fellows, as well as neuroscientists. … This user-friendly, practical book will be an invaluable aid in achieving the most specific diagnosis possible.” (Arlette Habashi, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2015)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Peripheral Neuropathy and the Role of Nerve Biopsy

    Bilbao, Juan M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Normal Anatomy of the Peripheral (Sural) Nerve

    Bilbao, Juan M. (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Quantitative Techniques

    Bilbao, Juan M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • The Axon: Normal Structure and Pathological Alterations

    Bilbao, Juan M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-84

  • Schwann Cells and Myelin in the Peripheral Nervous System

    Bilbao, Juan M. (et al.)

    Pages 85-109

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-07310-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37659-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07311-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07311-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07310-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37659-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
81 b/w illustrations, 221 illustrations in colour
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