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Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology,  2nd edition,: Excerpt Consult – Online and Print edited by Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Montgomery, MD, series editor, John R. Goldblum (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology , a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides the 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.

Iacobuzio-Donahue is Associate Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Surgery and Montgomery is Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery, both at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Pathology, Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, Baltimore. The series editor is John R. Goldblum, MD, FCAP, FASCP, FACG, Chairman, Department of Anatomic Pathology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

The majority of images presented are new in this 2nd edition, and original material was prepared by the authors solely for this publication. The format for each chapter follows a template to ensure ease of use, standardization of information presented, and completeness of each chapter. With Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, clinicians are able to:

Get the full range of coverage on neoplastic and non-neoplastic gastrointestinal/liver conditions in a consistent, user-friendly format.

  • Catch all the nuances of how pathological entities present through over 850 full-color illustrations. li>
  • Reference key information thanks to at-a-glance boxes and tables throughout the text; additional fact sheets and pathologic features boxes have been added.
  • Access the fully searchable text online, along with a downloadable image bank.
  • Stay current with the latest in molecular diagnostic techniques through a new chapter on this increasingly important topic.
  • FiFind information on lymphoid neoplasms of the GI tract more easily with coverage consolidated into a new, focused chapter.
  • Identify newly described entities highlighted in updated images and references.
  • EnEnhance their visual understanding from 100 new clinical and photomicroscopic images.
  • According to Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, the study and practice of anatomic pathology are both exciting and overwhelming. Surgical pathology, with all of the subspecialties it encompasses, and cytopathology have become increasingly complex and sophisticated, particularly with the incorporation of molecular pathology. It is simply not possible for any single individual to master all of the skills and knowledge required to perform these tasks at the highest level. Simply being able to make a correct diagnosis is challenging enough, but the standard of care has far surpassed merely providing a diagnosis. Pathologists are now asked to provide large amounts of ancillary information, both diagnostic and prognostic, often on small amounts of tissue, a task that can be daunting even to the most experienced surgical pathologist.

    Although large general surgical pathology textbooks are useful resources, by necessity they could not possibly cover many of the aspects that pathologists need to know and include in their diagnostic reports. Hence the concept behind the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series was born. p>

    This edition of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology i is organized in 21 chapters covering all of the major problems encountered in gastrointestinal pathology. There are separate chapters that describe the non­neoplastic and neoplastic conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and anus. Separate chapters on mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, infectious diseases of the colon, idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, other inflammatory or iatrogenic colitides, and polyps and polyposis syndromes allow for the necessary depth to cover these broad topics. In addition, pathology of the gallbladder, extrahepatic bile ducts, and pancreas are covered in separate chapters, each of which provides the essential information and nuances of the organ that is covered. The last four chapters of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology cover metabolic and toxic conditions of the liver, inflammatory and infectious diseases of the liver, liver neoplasms, and gastrointestinal lymphomas.

    Chapters in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology and their authors include:

  • NoNon-Neoplastic Disorders of the Esophagus – Baojin Fu, MD, and M. Eugenia Rueda-Pedraza, MD, Col. USMC
  • Tumors of the Esophagus – Montgomery li>
  • NoNon-Neoplastic Disorders of the Stomach – Baishali Bhattacharya, MD, MPH
  • Epithelial Neoplasms of the Stomach – Jason Y. Park, MD, PhD, FCAP; Hubert H. Fenton, MD; Marc R. Lewin, MD; and H. Parry Dilworth, MD
  • Non-Neoplastic and Inflammatory Disorders of the Small Bowel – Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD; Montgomery; and Iacobuzio-Donahue
  • Neoplasms of the Small Intestine – Toby C. Cornish, MD, PhD, and H. Parry Dilworth, MD
  • Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors – Thong Nguyen, DO; Cyril Fisher, MD, DSc, FRCPath; and Montgomery
  • Non-Neoplastic and Neoplastic Disorders of the Appendix – Dora Lam-Himlin, MD, Montgomery; and Michael Torbenson, MD
  • Infectious Diseases of the Colon – Laura W. Lamps, MD li>
  • IdIdiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Theresa S. Emory, MD, and Leslie H. Sobin, MD
  • Inflammatory/Descriptive/iatrogenic Colitides – Joel K. Greenson, MD
  • Gastrointestinal Polyposis Syndromes – Iacobuzio-Donahue
  • Epithelial Neoplasms of the Colorectum – Iacobuzio-Donahue
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Gastrointestinal Pathology – Athanasios C. Tsiatis, MD, and James R. Eshleman, MD, PhD
  • Pathology of the Anus – David Baewer, MD, PhD, and Carol Adair, MD
  • Pathology of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts – Pedram Argani, MD
  • Non-Neoplastic and Neoplastic Pathology of the Pancreas – Ralph H. Hruban, MD, and Syed Z. Ali, MD
  • Metabolic and Toxic Conditions of the Liver – Roger Klein Moreira, MD, and Kay Washington, MD, PhD
  • Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases of the Liver – Roger Klein Moreira, MD, and Kay Washington, MD, PhD
  • Liver Neoplasms – Roger Klein Moreira, MD, and Kay Washington, MD, PhD
  • Gastrointestinal Lymphoma – Shiyama Mudali, MD; H. Parry Dilworth, MD; Hubert H. Fenton, MD; Marc R. Lewin, MD; and Christopher D. Gocke, MD
  • …an outstanding, state-of-the-art book on gastrointestinal pathology, which cuts to the essentials of what all pathologists want and need to know about diseases of the tubular gut, biliary tree, pancreas, and liver. The list of contributors is, as in the first edition, most impressive and includes nationally and internationally renowned pathologists who excel in their areas of expertise. The content in each chapter is practical, well organized, and well written, focusing on the thorough evaluation of biopsy and resection specimens and culminating in an accurate diagnosis using traditional morphology supported by immuno-histochemical and molecular genetic techniques. – from the foreword by John R. Goldblum

    Covering everything from clinical features and ancillary studies to differential diagnoses and prognostic and therapeutic considerations, this second edition of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology h helps clinicians efficiently generate a complete and accurate report for virtually any specimen. This new edition of the popular Foundation series offers all the key information needed in gastrointestinal pathology in a user-friendly format including templated summary tables with Clinical Fact Sheets and Pathologic Features of each disease. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, boxes, and tables, along with online access, make this title ideal for quick reference for both novices and experienced pathologists.




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