The New Edition of this popular text features world-renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on immunohistochemical diagnoses in surgical pathology and cytopathology. The book is organized in a consistent format of organ systems, specifically designed to target diagnostic dilemmas in surgical pathology. Each chapter features an introduction and a systematic approach to the diagnostic entities of that organ system. Readers will also find easy-to-understand diagnostic algorithms and immunohistograms that depict immunostaining patterns of tumors, as well as charts, tables, and high-quality color histologic images that assist in making a definitive diagnosis.
(Churchill Livingstone) Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA. Provides a reference for pathologists practicing diagnostic surgical pathology and cytopathology. Structured in the organ-system approach to tumor pathology, with each chapter capable of standing alone. Extensive references and full-color illustrations are included. DNLM: Immunohistochemistry. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author(s)
David J. Dabbs, MD, Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Useful and worth buying, but with one major drawback, July 17, 2006
The content of this book is adequate and it is written in an easy-to-read, flowing style. It could use some more tables for comparison of immuno. panels to help in differential diagnoses, but over-all it is a decent and very helpful everyday reference. The index, however, has much to be desired. Many immunoperoxidase stains are not listed individually in a catalog style, nor are the specific cells/organs/organ structures that they stain, so unless you already know what entity a specific stain is used for or know alternate diagnoses or names, you may not be able to find it. You can’t just look up a specific stain you may have heard about and want to research further. The index is a critical component of a well-written book and is just as important as text it represents–it’s no use having a book full of information if you can’t find what you need. I hope this issue is addressed in the next edition, in which case then, this book may reach the status of excellent.