Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology: A Volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series, Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 2

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Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides all the most 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. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, boxes, and tables, along with online access at, make this title ideal for quick reference for both novices and experienced pathologists.

  • 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.
  • Reference key information quickly and easily thanks to at-a-glance boxes and tables throughout the text.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with a downloadable image bank.
  • Stay current with the latest in molecular diagnostic techniques through a new chapter on this increasingly important topic.
  • Find information on lymphoid neoplasms of the GI tract more easily with coverage consolidated into a new, focused chapter.
  • Easily identify newly described entities highlighted in updated images and references.
  • Enhance your visual understanding from 100 new clinical and photomicroscopic images.
  • Gain increased at-a-glance reference thanks to more fact sheets and pathologic features boxes.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rashna Madan, M.B.B.S.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is the second edition of an organized, comprehensive review of gastrointestinal and liver pathology in a format that is designed to be user-friendly. The first edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: In this era of surgical pathology practice, each organ system or group of related organ systems demand dedicated study as well as an awareness of current concepts and the utility of molecular testing. The editors have created a book that realizes these objectives.
Audience: The editors believe this book will be a resource for all interested in gastrointestinal pathology, particularly junior residents and clinicians who are not pathologists. No doubt it will interest both these groups, but it also merits a place on the desks of general surgical pathologists who routinely deal with gastrointestinal biopsies, a common component of many practices. The editors are highly regarded in the field of gastrointestinal pathology and this book clearly benefits from their expertise. The contributing author list is no less accomplished and includes Drs. Ralph Hruban, Syed Ali, Pedram Argani, and Kay Washington, among others.
Features: The book is well structured, with chapters that amply describe the diseases/tumors of the tubular gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix, the gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts, pancreas, and liver. Particularly accessible inclusions are the highlighted textboxes for each entity, one focusing on the clinical facts, therapy, and prognosis and the other on pathologic features. These textboxes, along with the gross and microscopic images, make for a lesion/disease at-a-glance and are a great teaching tool. The prolific images and the textboxes are some of the most appealing features of the book. Balanced reviews lend clarity to several controversial tumors that recently have been better characterized, including colonic serrated polyps, appendiceal mucinous neoplasm, and goblet cell carcinoid. I have a few minor criticisms. The current WHO (2010) grading of neuroendocrine tumors is not mentioned. Cytology is a slightly inconsistent feature, with excellent images in the pancreatic chapter, but only two for liver neoplasms and none for GISTs. Lastly, while it is convenient to access liver pathology in this book, the subject is arguably broad enough to merit its own dedicated textbook and if not, a chapter on liver transplantation pathology would be useful.
Assessment: This book has been authored by experts in the field and it shows — it is intuitively organized and intelligible. As one may infer from its size, it is not exhaustively encyclopedic in all areas, but it will cover the vast majority of diseases/tumors and answer most questions that arise in the practice of gastrointestinal pathology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437709254
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,098,664
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Non-Neoplastic Disorders of the Esophagus

Chapter 2

Tumors of the Esophagus

Chapter 3

Non-Neoplastic Disorders of the Stomach

Chapter 4

Epithelial Neoplasms of the Stomach

Chapter 5

Non-Neoplastic and Inflammatory Disorders of the Small Bowel

Chapter 6

Neoplasms of the Small Intestine

Chapter 7

Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors

Chapter 8

Non-Neoplastic and Neoplastic Disorders of the Appendix

Chapter 9

Infectious Diseases of the Colon

Chapter 10

Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chapter 11

Inflammatory/Descriptive/Iatrogenic Colitides

Chapter 12

Gastrointestinal Polyposis Syndromes

Chapter 13

Epithelial Neoplasms of the Colorectum

Chapter 14

Molecular Diagnostics in Gastrointestinal Pathology

Chapter 15

Pathology of the Anus

Chapter 16

Pathology of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts

Chapter 17

Non-Neoplastic and Neoplastic Pathology of the Pancreas

Chapter 18

Metabolic and Toxic Conditions of the Liver

Chapter 19

Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases of the Liver

Chapter 20

Liver Neoplasms

Chapter 21

Gastrointestinal Lymphoma

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