ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the pathology of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disease for both pathologists and clinicians
- Emphasis on clinical-pathological correlation
- Superbly illustrated, with the inclusion of many new images
Pediatric gastrointestinal and liver biopsies account for a significant portion of the specimens examined by a pathology laboratory. The increasingly widespread use of endoscopic procedures in children, the improved sophistication of medical imaging techniques, and the exciting expansion of knowledge in genetic medicine have all led to new advances and opportunities in pediatric hepatogastroenterology and pathology.
Pathology of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease provides the pediatric pathologist, the GI or general pathologist, and the pediatric gastroenterologist with the most complete and current reference on the subject. With an emphasis on clinical-pathological correlation, the book includes in-depth discussions on disorders and issues that are frequently encountered but for which up-to-date information is often not readily available, as well as infrequent disorders unique or specific to children that are not covered in standard texts. Significant revision has been undertaken since the first edition, with the inclusion of many new illustrations and electron micrographs. Among the topics covered are malabsorption and motility disorders, immunodeficiencies, including HIV, developmental malformations, food allergies, cystic diseases of the liver, hepatic tumors, and esophageal and pancreatic disorders. The book is richly illustrated, with many figures in color, and the high-quality endoscopic and radiographic images permit ready correlation with the pathologic principles under discussion.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Chronic inflammatory bowel disorders - Esophageal disorders - Hepatic Tumors -Intrahepatic cholestatic disorders - Metabolic disorders
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Pathology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
GI Tract: Developmental anatomy and anomalies of the GI tract.- Esophageal disorders in childhood.- Gastritis and gastropathies.- Malabsorption and protracted diarrhea.- Chronic inflammatory bowel disorders.- Motor disorders.- Polyps and tumors of the GI tract.- Liver, Biliary Tree & Pancreas: Developmental anatomy and congenital anomalies of the liver, gallbladder, and extrahepatic biliary tree.- Diseases of the extrahepatic biliary tree and gallbladder.- Intrahepatic cholestatic disorders in infancy and childhood.- Hepatic disorders in childhood.- Metabolic disorders.- Hepatic Tumors.- Disorders of the pancreas.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Pierre A. Russo, MD, is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of Anatomic Pathology, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In the latter role he oversees a staff of 40 staff pathologists and technicians and trains fellows and residents in pediatric pathology. Additionally, Professor Russo is Co-Chair of the Pathology Committee for the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN). He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology/Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and the American Board of Pathology/Pediatric Pathology. His main interest is the pathology of hepatobiliary and digestive disorders in children, and his research has in particular focused on the mechanisms of cholestasis and on bile duct disorders.
Eduardo Ruchelli, MD, is Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Attending Pathologist
as well as Director of the Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program at the Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology/Anatomic
and Clinical Pathology and the American Board of Pathology/Pediatric Pathology.
His special interests include fetal and perinatal pathology, pathologic evaluation
of the pancreas in congenital hyperinsulinism, and eosinophilic esophagitis.
He has published widely on these and other subjects in peer-reviewed journals.
David Piccoli, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Director of the Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center and Associate Chair for Information, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology. His special interests include Alagille syndrome, bile duct disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease, and he has published extensively on these and other topics. Professor Piccoli has also been the recipient of various awards, including the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.