About this book
Up-to-date, comprehensive, "one stop" textbook on transplantation
pathology Concise diagnostic features of entities illustrated by numerous high
quality illustrations Hands-on instructions of how to interpret transplant biopsies
Invaluable for beginners and trained pathologists alike
Because of progress in diagnostic transplantation pathology interpretation of transplant biopsies is increasingly becoming an attractive field for general surgical pathologists. The book focuses on the pathology of transplantation in the following organs: kidney, liver, lungs, heart, pancreas and small intestine. An introductory section addresses common entities that may complicate all transplant recipients such as infections, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease and graft versus host disease, followed by 6 sections with detailed manifestations of rejection in each organ. This comprehensive, well-illustrated book serves the needs and meets the requirements of pathologists in training and those practicing in centers with limited volume of transplant biopsies in daily practice.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » immunology - kidney - liver - lung - pancreas
Related subjects » Pathology
Table of contents
Introductory Section.- History of Organ Transplantation.- Immunology of Organ Transplantation or Mechanisms of Allograft Rejection.- Current Concepts of Immunosuppression and Side Effects.- Common Infections in Transplants Including Clinical and Pathologic Features of Bacterial, Viral (CMV, BK, Adenovirus, and Herpes) and Fungal Infections (Including Histoplasma, Aspergillus, and Others)..- Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder and Other Neoplasms in Transplant Recipients.- Graft-versus-Host Disease in Transplant Recipients.- Kidney.- Liver.- Lung.- Heart.- Small Intestine.- Pancreas.
Authors & Editors
Helen Liapis is Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Professor of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA. She is an internationally acclaimed expert in kidney disease and transplantation, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of Pathology Research International and the International Journal of Urology and Nephrology and regular reviewer of numerous Nephrology and Pathology journals. Dr. Liapis is the author of > 100 journal articles in the field, as well as a co-author in Heptinstall's Pathology of the Kidney, an atlas of renal pathology and editor or author in other renal pathology books. Hanlin Wang is Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA. He is the recipient of a number of awards and the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers and numerous invited reviews and book chapters. Dr. Wang serves the editorial boards for several medical journals and is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and grant agencies. His research interests include liver and gastrointestinal diseases.