.- Introduction to normal skeletal muscle: Anatomy, physiology, histology, and ultrastructure .- Muscle biopsy procedure and processing.-Histochemistry and Immunochemistry of normal muscle.- Histochemistry and Immunochemistry of normal muscle.- A pathologist's expectation from the clinician.- Myopathology: Common terminologies Illustrated.- Classification of skeletal muscle diseases.- Muscular dystrophies.- Inflammatory myopathies.- Mitochondrial myopathies and related diseases.- Congenital myopathies and related diseases.- Metabolic myopathies and related diseases.- Myopathies of miscellaneous etiology.- Diseases of neuromuscular junction.- Neurogenic disorders.- A beginner's approach to skeletal muscle biopsy.- Skeletal muscle biopsy banking.- Recent advances and controversies in myopathology
This book covers all aspects of basic, essential, recent advances and controversies in myopathology. The major emphasis is on diagnostic myopathology of muscular dystrophies, inflammatory myopathies, mitochondrial myopathies, metabolic myopathies, congenital myopathies, myopathies of miscellaneous etiology, neurogenic and neuromuscular junction disorders, the goal being to broaden readers' understanding of individual disease subgroups. The book also contains all the essential details needed to establish a neuromuscular lab, making it especially relevant for laboratory technical staff and research scholars.
Balan Louis Gaspar (MD Pathology, DM Histopathology) graduated from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He is a recipient of the prestigious "Prof. Subhash Kumari Gupta Memorial Gold Medal" in MD Pathology. He completed his three-year DM training at the same institute from January 2014 to December 2016, thereby becoming the first candidate with a DM Histopathology certification in India. In addition, he established the state-of-the-art neuromuscular lab at the Department of Histopathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed national and international indexed journals to his credit. He is currently the Consultant-in-Chief of the Molecular Pathology, Neuromuscular Pathology, Nephropathology and Immunopathology divisions at G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, India.
Rakesh Kumar Vasishta obtained his MD Pathology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, and completed his MRCPath and FRCPath at the Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK. Under his leadership, for the first time in India, the super-speciality DM in Histopathology course was introduced at PGIMER. He has more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed national and international indexed journals to his credit. He is currently a Professor and Head of the Histopathology at PGIMER.
Bishan Dass Radotra obtained his MD Pathology from the Govt. Medical College Rohtak, India. He completed his PhD at the Queen's University of Belfast, UK and has been a visiting scientist to the same institute. He has also been a Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropathologist at the Imperial College and Hammersmith Hospital, London. He received a Commonwealth scholarship award in 1992 (UK), the Harold Miller Memorial Prize from the Irish Neurological Association in 1995, Dr. Aikat Memorial Oration at the 61st Annual conference of the IAPM, Jamnagar - December 2012 and the Dr. S. N. De Memorial Oration, West Bengal Chapter, IAPM, in Sept 2012. He has more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed national and international indexed journals to his credit. He is currently a Professor of Neuropathology at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.