This book will provide a concise, visual approach to guide the practicing pathologist to a clear analysis and diagnosis of the wide range of gastrointestinal specimens. Coverage is comprehensive and includes the full GI tract. For each entity there is a concise text description of the key points of the entity - definition; morphologic features; differential diagnosis; diagnostic features; special issues (e.g., clinical considerations to note). The text will support a set of images that will highlight differential diagnostic features, frequently seen variants that may lead to misclassification or missed diagnosis of the lesion, and correlated molecular or immunologic techniques where appropriate.
This book provides the working pathologist with a unique, highly usable tool at an attractive price to assist in the accurate evaluation of the wide range of gastrointestinal specimens. With its clear, concise presentation the book will also be an excellent review resource for trainees.
Laura W. Lamps, MD is Vice Chair of Diagnostic Labs, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. Dr. Lamps is editor of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas volume in the Amirsys Diagnostic Pathology series (LWW) (2011); co-editor of the Gastrointestinal Pathology volume in the same series (2009); and is the author of Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections (Springer Verlag, 2009).
Joseph Misdraji, MD is Assistant Professor of Pathology, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA.