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

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Biopsy techniques, sample preparation and submission; interpretation guidelines; common disease states; 150 full color images including photomicrographs and tissue samples; clinical lesions definitions; differential diagnoses; reactions to injury.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893441965
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,396,399
  • 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
Dermis, Vasculature, Nerve Tissue, Subcutis
Bone Marrow Derived Cells
Tumor-like Masses of the Skin
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

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

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