Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta: Second Edition

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 6, 2011 - Medical - 544 pages
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Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta, Second Edition is a concise, practical manual of placental pathology. While references are made to the more encyclopedic Pathology of the Human Placenta, this Manual is designed as a user-friendly, easy-to-read bench manual that can be used in the grossing room as well as at the microscope. Features of the text include:- A section on the approach to the placental specimen, providing suggestions on what to do, as well as when and how to do it.- Discussion of detailed development and normal histology of all parts of the placenta for those wanting to learn about specific areas of the placenta.- Discussion of placental lesions, disease processes related to the placenta, neoplasms, and trophoblastic lesions. An overview of the legal implications of placental examination and future direction. "Suggestions for Examination and Report" includes key points in gross examination, sectioning, and diagnosis. Suggestions for comments in the surgical pathology report guide the reader in problematic situations or when the diagnosis or diagnostic implications are unclear.An abundance of tables summarize pertinent information and provide easy access to the differential diagnoses of various lesions. Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta is a must-have reference for every pathologist, resident and pathology assistant.

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Approach to the Specimen
Development and Normal Histology
Multiple Gestation
Abnormalities of the Placenta
Disease Processes and the Placenta
Neoplasms and Gestational Trophoblast Disease
Legal Considerations and New Directions
Appendix A Abbreviations and Definitions
Appendix B

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Rebecca N. Baergen, MD is Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Chief of Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology, Weill-Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY.

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