Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology: For the Small Animal Clinician / Edition 1

Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology: For the Small Animal Clinician / Edition 1

by Sonya Bettenay, Ann Hargis
     
 

Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology is a practical guide for students, veterinarians, and technicians explaining the when, why, where and how of biopsy collection and submission of samples. The practical nature of this title is demonstrated by its heavy use of quick reference tables, high quality illustrations, and case review studies. This liberally illustrated… See more details below

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Practical Veterinary Dermatopathology is a practical guide for students, veterinarians, and technicians explaining the when, why, where and how of biopsy collection and submission of samples. The practical nature of this title is demonstrated by its heavy use of quick reference tables, high quality illustrations, and case review studies. This liberally illustrated guide, over 140 illustrations of which 78 are color photographs of clinical and histopathological lesions, is designed to correlate images with text making the material easy to understand and accessible. Techniques for collecting and handling biopsy samples are clearly depicted in numerous illustrations along with recommendations for the biopsy technique that is most suitable for the specific clinical lesion and/or its anatomic location. A special section is dedicated to assisting the user in formulating differential diagnoses of clinical lesions in various anatomic sites. The case review studies assist understanding on how to manage the biopsy sampling process, formulate clinical differential diagnoses, and interpret pathology reports. This practical guide does a wonderful job of making the subject accessible for practicing veterinarians.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893441965
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
968,425
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Guide to Using This Book
1 Biopsy Collection:Why, When, Where and How
Biopsy Sample Selection
Why and When to Collect a Biopsy Sample
Where to Collect a Biopsy Sample
How to Collect a Biopsy Sample
Biopsy Sample Fixation
Standard Fixation Techniques
Fixation for Suspected Immune Mediated Skin Diseases
Fixation for Selected Tumor Studies or for Selected Infectious Agents
Clinical History
Sample Shipment
Microscopic Interpretation of a Biopsy Sample
Limitations of Dermatopathology
Value of Referral to or Consultation with a Dermatology Specialist
Ancillary Procedures to Facilitate Diagnosis
Common Errors of Sample Collection and Submission
2 Clinical Lesion Definitions, Recommended Methods of Biopsy
Sampling, and Representative Histologic Lesions

3 Histopathologic Responses of the Skin to Injury
Histopathologic Responses of the Epidermis to Injury
Histopathologic Responses of the Dermis and Vessels to Injury
Histopathologic Responses of the Adnexa to Injury
Histopathologic Responses the Panniculus (Subcutis) to Injury
4 Tumors and Tumor-like Masses of the Skin
Tumors of the Skin
Epidermis
Adnexa
Dermis, Vasculature, Nerve Tissue, Subcutis
Bone Marrow Derived Cells
Tumor-like Masses of the Skin
Cysts
Hamartomas
Other Tumor-like Lesions
5 Laboratory Techniques for Tissue Processing and Staining
Sample Arrival at the Laboratory
Gross Evaluation and Trimming of Sample
Sample and Request Review
Sample Trimming
Tissue Demineralization
Tissue Processing and Histochemical Staining Techniques
Immunostaining Techniques (Direct Immunohistochemistry and
Immunofluorescence) for Autoimmune Skin Disease
Immunohistochemical Staining Techniques for Tumor and
Tumor-like Conditions
Immunohistochemical Staining Techniques for Infectious Agents
Other Techniques
6 Glossary
7 Differential Diagnosis of Clinical Lesions and Lesions
in Selected Anatomic Locations

Appendices
A. Dermatopathology Submission Form
B. Suppliers
C. Case Review
Recommended Readings
Index

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