Histology and cytology of normal thymus.- Immunohistochemistry of normal thymus.- Radiology of normal thymus, thymic lesions and tumors.- Surgical approach to thymic lesions.- Surgical pathology of non-neoplastic thymic lesions.- Gross pathology of thymic lesions.- Histomorphology of thymomas (all WHO grades and stages).- Cytology of thymic lesions.- Surgical pathology of thymic carcinomas.- Surgical pathology of thymic neuroendocrine tumors.- Surgical pathology of ectopic thymic carcinomas.- Molecular pathology of thymic tumors.- Other rare tumors of mediastinum involving thymus.
This book reviews normal thymic structure and covers the histomorphology of benign and malignant tumors and rare lesions of the thymus, with detailed descriptions of over 300 full color photomicrographs accompanied by relevant clinical and radiology photographs and anatomical drawings. It includes chapters on the surgical pathology and cytology of thymic lesions (which is rarely described in the available literature), and all grades and stages of the most common thymic lesions.
Written and edited by leading experts on pathology, the book highlights the expanded role of pathologists in patient care for thymic lesions. It will help students to understand thymic cytology and surgical pathology in detail and enable them to answer questions on thymic surgical resections and cytology cases in their pathology post-graduation examination. In addition, the book offers a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to thymic pathology for clinicians, practicing pathologists, post-graduate residents and students alike.
Dr Deepali Jain (MD, FIAC) is an Additional Professor at the Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. A former postdoctoral fellow (2008-2009) at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. She is trained in Thoracic and Pulmonary Pathology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic, USA. Her areas of interest include Cytopathology, Thoracic pathology, and Sinonasal cancers.
Dr Jain has more than 260 peer-reviewed national and international publications to her credit. She authored a chapter in the 2015 WHO classification and is an editorial board member and author for the upcoming 2020 WHO classification of the lung, pleura, thymus, and heart. A member of the International Association for Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) pathology committee and a section editor (Molecular Cytopathology) for the journal Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr Jain has received many awards in recognition of her contributions.
Dr Justin Bishop is the Jane B and Edwin P Jenevein MD Chair of Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA. Dr Bishop received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and completed his pathology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Dr Bishop is an expert in the surgical pathology diagnosis of head and neck, endocrine, and thoracic diseases. He has published more than 200 journal articles, 19 book chapters, and 7 books. Further, he contributed 15 chapters to the most recent WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumors and is the lead author of the upcoming AFIP Fascicle of Salivary Gland Tumors. He is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, an associate editor for Modern Pathology and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the several additional editorial boards.
Dr Mark R Wick, MD is a Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, USA. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN). He has served on the pathology faculties of the Mayo Medical School (Rochester, MN), the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) and Washington University (St Louis, MO), and has made contributions to the specialty of pathology. Dr Wick has published numerous books, book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. His research interests include immunohistochemistry, dermatopathology, thoracic pathology and soft tissue pathology.