Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Text/Atlas

Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Text/Atlas

by Richard G. Dickersin

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Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Text/Atlas by Richard G. Dickersin

This text atlas, now in its second edition, presents in simplest form the basic diagnostic criteria used by the electron microscopist in studying neoplasms and other diseases encountered in the routine practice of pathology. Every field of electron microscopy is covered and low magnification plates are juxtaposed with higher magnifications to illustrate diagnostic features.
The largest section of the book is devoted to neoplasms as this is the area in which most diagnostic problems occur. Renal glomerular disease is another important category in which ultrastructural study may be critical in diagnosis; infectious diseases, especially those of viral, protozoan, and unusual bacterial etiologies, are a third area in which electron microscopy may be used to establish or susbstantiate a diagnosis. All of these areas are comprehensively covered with concise, readable text and more than 800 first-quality images. This book is the preeminent reference for pathologists needing current information on the role of ultrastructure in diagnostic pathology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475773828
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 05/04/2013
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2000. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2000
Pages: 1005
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.08(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface
Contributors CHAPTER 1
Normal Cell Ultrastructure and Function
Cytoplasmic Organelles
Cytoskeleton (Cytoplasmic Matrix Structures)
Cytoplasmic Inclusions
Nuclear Organelles
Organization of Organelles Within the Cell
Cell Attachment Sites CHAPTER 2
Selective Embryology
Embryogenesis from Fertilization Through Three Weeks
Differentiation of the Paraxial Mesoderm
Differentiation of the Intermediate Mesoderm
Differentiation of the Lateral Mesoderm
Comparison of Embryonic Mesodermal Differentiation with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilms' Tumor, and Mesothelioma CHAPTER 3
Large Cell Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma (and Adenoma)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Transitional Cell (Urothelial) Carcinoma
Undifferentiated Carcinoma
Histiocytic Disorders
Macrophagic Lesions
Dendritic Cell Lesions
Mastocytosis and Mastocytoma CHAPTER 4
Small Cell Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Ewing's Sarcoma
Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
Embryonal and Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma
Rhabdoid Tumor
Nephroblastoma (Wilms' Tumor)
Lymphoma (Small Cell)
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor with Divergent Differentiation
Small Cell Osteosarcoma
Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma CHAPTER 5
Myelocytic Leukemia
Monocytic and Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Lymphocytic Leukemia
Erythrocytic Leukemia
Megakaryocytic Leukemia
Hairy Cell Leukemia (Leukemic Reticuloendotheliosis) CHAPTER 6
Spindle Cell Neoplasms and Their Epithelioid Variants
Fibrous Neoplasms
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Cartilaginous Neoplasms
Osteoblastoma and Osteosarcoma
Synovial Sarcoma
Adipose Neoplasms
Smooth Muscle Neoplasms
Skeletal Muscle Neoplasms
Vascular Neoplasms
Schwannoma and Malignant Schwannoma
Granular Cell Tumor
Sarcomatoid (Spindle Cell) Carcinoma
Sarcomatous Thymoma, Melanoma, and Mesothelioma CHAPTER 7
Gonadal and Related Neoplasms
Surface Epithelial-Stromal Tumors of the Ovary
Serous Tumors
Mucinous Tumors
Endometrioid Tumors
Clear Cell Tumors
Transitional Cell Tumors (Brenner and Non-Brenner Types)
Squamous Cell Tumors (Epidermoid Cyst and Squamous Cell Carcinoma)
Mixed Epithelial Tumors
Undifferentiated Carcinoma
Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors
Granulosa Cell Tumor
Signet-Ring Stromal and Related Tumors
Sertoli-Stromal Cell Tumors (Androblastomas)
Sex Cord Tumors with Annular Tubules
Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors Unclassified
Steroid (Lipid) Cell Tumors
Germ Cell Tumors
Dysgerminoma (Seminoma)
Yolk Sac Tumor (Endodermal Sinus Tumor)
Embryonal Carcinoma
Choriocarcinoma and Placental Site Tumor (and Normal Placenta)
Teratoma (Immature and Mature; Monodermal)
Adenomatoid Tumor
Tumors of Uncertain Origin and Miscellaneous Tumors
Ovarian Small Cell Carcinoma, Hypercalcemia Type
Small Cell Carcinoma, Pulmonary Type
Tumor of Probable Wolffian Origin CHAPTER 8
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Ependymoma (and Subependymoma)
Choroid Plexus Neoplasms
Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal Glial Neoplasms, Including Embryonal Forms
Gangliocytoma (Central Ganglioneuroma)
Ganglioneuroma (Peripheral)
Central Neurocytoma
Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
Germinoma (and Embryonal Carcinoma, Choriocarcinoma, and Teratoma)
Pineocytoma and Pineoblastoma
Pituitary Adenoma CHAPT

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