The Practice of Surgical Pathology 2nd edition 2018
Welcome to pathology. If you are reading this ebook of the Practice of Surgical Pathology 2nd edition , it is likely that you are either in pathology training or considering pathology as a specialty. This book is an attempt to bridge a gap between the way pathology is taught to medical students and the way you must learn to practice it as a resident.
In medical school, with tacit acknowledgment that most students are not going to become pathologists, we teach pathology as it intersects with pathophysiology and pharmacology. Robbins and Cotran’s Pathologic Basis of Disease is the most prominent example of this approach and is an excellent and comprehensive text for this purpose.
However, this book The Practice of Surgical Pathology 2nd edition does not teach the more practical aspects of pathology practice, such as differential diagnoses, special stains, biopsy interpretation, the assessment of margins, and tumor grading and staging. These are the nuts and bolts of pathology practice, the countless subtleties, shades
of gray, and conventions of semantics that go into creating a patient’s diagnosis.
For this, the resident must turn to the huge volume of literature for practicing pathologists, from the general surgical pathology texts such as Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology and Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology to the highly detailed organ-system texts. For the beginner, not yet fluent in the foreign dialect that is pathology, these professional-level texts are simply too much, too soon.
This book The Practice of Surgical Pathology 2nd edition , is intended to be a crash course in the basic facts that you are expected to know when you begin your surgical pathology rotations. In this book, student will find organ-based
chapters that describe the approach to specimens, descriptions of common diagnoses, pitfalls, practical pearls, differential diagnoses, and key requirements of written diagnoses.
The goal is for student to be able to read a chapter in 20 min and come away knowing enough about a specimen to hold an intelligent conversation with the attending at the microscope. Early in training,student do not have to get the diagnosis right to get credit—you just need to demonstrate a sound thought process and some background knowledge. This book ,The Practice of Surgical Pathology 2nd edition is written at a level that should be accessible to students, enabling them to get more out of their pathology rotation by understanding the more interesting diagnostic challenges involved in even routine