Pathologists have long recognized that pediatric autopsy requires great care in technique and dissection to ensure that easily overlooked malformations are recognized and accurate diagnoses are made. The highly experienced authors have created a new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, a comprehensive reference guide to the actual performance of the pediatric autopsy and the optimal recognition and interpretation of pathologic findings. The Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, Second Edition covers the spectrum of pediatric pathology with particular reference to those conditions that can be identified at autopsy. New and updated material includes microbiological studies, particularly with the advent of newly described micro-organisms causing disease. The volume also addresses new developments in metabolic diseases, new techniques of ultrasound imaging, and specialized laboratory testing. Furthermore, the book provides a wealth of practical information and bibliographic citations throughout, new copious illustrations and line drawings, numerous standard reference tables, and appendices at the end of multiple chapters. Authored by authorities in the field, Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, Second Edition is a valuable resource that will assist general and pediatric pathologists, neonatologists, interns and residents in training, as well as specialists in cytogenetics and ultrasound technicians in understanding the manner and cause of death in its broadest and comprehensive sense.
I. General Principles 1. Introduction and General Principles of the Autopsy II. Techniques 2. Pediatric Autopsy: Fetus, Newborn, and Child 3. Examination of the Human Embryo 4. The Placenta III. Developmental Disorders 5. Hydrops, Cystic Hygroma, Fetal Hydrothorax, and Fetal Ascites 6. Chromosomal Defects 7. Congenital Abnormalities IV. Organ Systems and Metabolic Disorders 8. Cardiovascular System 9. Respiratory system 10. Gastrointestinal System 11. Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas 12. Renal System 13. Male and Female Genitourinary Systems 14. Central Nervous System 15. Thymus, Spleen, Lymph Nodes, and Immunodeficiency 16. Hematopoietic System 17. Pediatric Tumors 18. Skeletal System 19. Skin 20. Infections 21. Transplantation 22. Eye and Adnexa With contributions from Mary Milne Gilbert-Lawrence 23. Metabolic Diseases V. Special Considerations 24. Sudden Infant Death 25. Forensic Pathology 26. Special Procedures 27. Infection Control and Biological Hazards
Enid Gilbert-Barness, AO, MD, MBBS, FRCPA, FRCPath, DSci(hc), MD(hc), DSci(hc) Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Tampa, FL, USA Diane E. Spicer, BS, PA(ASCP) University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology, Gainesville, FL, USA Thora S. Steffensen, MD Tampa General Hospital, Department of Pathology, Tampa, FL, USA