Frozen Section Library: Central Nervous System / Edition 1

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Frozen section of Neuropathology-related cases is performed while the patient is undergoing surgery. Intraoperative consultation is used to help guide intraoperative management of the case and to ensure that adequate and appropriate tissue has been obtained for purposes of making an accurate final diagnosis. Frozen section diagnosis is often a highly demanding situation for the pathologist, who must render a diagnosis quickly and provide sound guidance and advice. In addition to the need for rapid recall of differential diagnoses, there are many pitfalls and artifacts that add to the risk of frozen section diagnosis that are not present with permanent sections of fully processed tissue that can be examined in a more leisurely fashion. Most standard pathology textbooks focus primarily on permanent section material and largely ignore the topic of frozen section. The purpose of this volume is to add to the Frozen Section Library series and provide a convenient, user friendly handbook to assist in the evaluation of central nervous system related frozen sections. It provides a useful reference, organized around differential diagnoses, primarily by location in the central nervous system. The text will be illustrated with color pictures and include tables as appropriate. This text provides a valuable tool for the practicing surgical pathologist both in community and in academic centers as well as pathology residents and fellows in training when confronted with Neuropathology frozen section.

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Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441975782
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/30/2010
  • Series: Frozen Section Library Series, #6
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Prayson, MD, is at the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Karl M. Napekoski, MD, is at the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Where to Start Chapter 3: Nonneoplastic Flags Chapter 4: Cerebral Parenchymal Lesions – I. Metastatic Neoplasms Chapter 5: Cerebral Parenchymal Lesions – II. Primary Tumors Chapter 6: Dural Based Tumors Chapter 7: Intraventricular Lesions Chapter 8: Cerebellar Lesions Chapter 9: Pituitary Gland and Sellar Lesion Chapter 10: Pineal Gland Lesions Chapter 11: Spinal Cord Lesions References Index

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