Description: This update of a 2010 edition features new images, updated descriptions, and the latest references covering the full spectrum of non-neoplastic and neoplastic liver pathology.
Purpose: It is intended as a practical guidebook as well as a quick reference on the full spectrum of hepatic pathology and histological diagnosis. It also can be used as a nice review for studying and board preparation.
Audience: The book fulfills the needs of practicing pathologists (general or specialized) with easily accessible information for quick reference and differential diagnosis during sign out. It also nicely serves pathology residents and fellows in training with easy-to-review charts and images highlighting key features of the diagnosis.
Features: The book is organized into chapters by broad topics and further subdivided by the differential diagnoses within each topic. Each diagnostic entity contains a table with key diagnostic features for easy review during sign out or studying. The book also covers ancillary topics such as biopsy assessment, laboratory techniques, normal liver histology, and transplantation. Additional features include large, high quality photomicrographs and detailed annotations accompanying each image. Several detailed schematics also appear throughout the book.
Assessment: This is an outstanding book for general or gastrointestinal pathologists and pathologists in training. Because of its ease of use, concise tables for quick reference, and outstanding images with detailed annotations, it makes for a great resource during sign out. Furthermore, the explanatory text and images are a great study aid for residents and fellows in training and preparing for in-service exams and boards. It nicely highlights the histological features of each entity and elaborates on the differential diagnostic considerations, most of which are reemphasized by side-by-side photomicrographs. In sum, this is a highly recommended update of a tried-and-true liver diagnostic tool for any level of trained or specialized anatomic pathologist.