Smears and Frozen Sections in Surgical Neuropathology: A manual

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The 678 page book is a highly illustrated guide for the intra-operative interpretation of central nervous system surgical specimens. Both of the two principal techniques - smear preparations and frozen sections - are described in great detail. Introductory chapters address general approaches to specimen acquisition and preparation; specific clinical and radiological features; differential diagnosis by site; tumor and non-tumor entities with specific pathological features; and normal cells and tissues potentially mistaken for abnormalities. The bulk of the text describes specific clinicopathological entities, in over 80 chapters. Most of the latter present bulleted summaries of clinical and radiological features, similarly formatted sections on cytological (smear preparations) and histological (frozen sections) findings, and detailed differential diagnoses. There are over 1500 illustrations, including radiological images, operative photographs, and, largely, color photomicrographs of smears and frozen sections. Throughout, the book illustrates the practical aspects of real-time, real-world cytological and histological diagnoses. The book is a unique resource derived from the author's over three decades of experience in the intra-operative diagnosis of central nervous system lesions. Designed primarily for pathologists, it will be extremely useful for neurosurgeons as well, in their formulations of a differential diagnoses based of lesions' sites, radiological anatomy, and pathological features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780692003169
  • Publisher: PB Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Pages: 678
  • Sales rank: 834,933
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Peter Burger is professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a position he has held for sixteen years. He attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois. His general pathology and neuropathology training were done at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Following the latter, he joined the faculty at Duke, rising to the rank of professor, a position he held there until his move to Johns Hopkins. The author of almost four hundred scientific publications, he is an international authority on the diagnosis and classification of lesions of the central nervous system. He has coauthored seven widely used textbooks, or editions thereof, that emphasize practical approaches to diagnosis of central nervous system lesions.
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