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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Roger Vernon Dietz, BS, MS, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a succinct overview of frozen section interpretation of benign and malignant central nervous system lesions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical overview of the neuropathology commonly encountered during intraoperative consultation. The authors also provide a framework for approaching cases.
Audience: This would be an excellent addition to any surgical pathologist's library. The book is succinct and covers practical material for anyone who provides intraoperative consultations for neuropathology specimens.
Features: This is a quick overview of the utility and general processing of intraoperative neuropathology specimens. It gives readers a general framework for diagnostic evaluation and provides a nice review of the common pathologic entities encountered during a frozen section consultation. For a small book, it has many high quality color images and useful tables.
Assessment: This is an excellent quick reference and is unique in its focus on frozen section interpretation.