Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology Ebook PDF
Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology Ebook PDF Pediatric pathology is distinct from adult pathology in many ways: types of diseases, genetic and molecular defects, therapies (including side effects and long-termcomplications), and outcomes.
This s not only because of congenital malformations but also because infections and tumors that affect
children are not the same as those seen in adults. One example is Wilms tumor, which is relatively common in children but exceedingly rare in adults, with diagnostic and staging parameters distinct from adult renal tumors, and a cure rate of over 95%. Thus, pediatric pathology has been a boarded subspecialty in the United States and Canada since 1991. The majority of pediatric pathologists work in children’s hospitals; however, more than half of the pediatric cases are being seen by “general pathologists” in various practice settings. Thus, there continues to be a need for all pathologists to keep current in
their diagnostic skills and knowledge of pediatric pathology and this atlas has been written with those residents, fellows, and general pathologists in mind. It is meant to serve as a handy reference for people who see pediatric cases infrequently and may have no special expertise in the subject. It cannot replace
a comprehensive textbook; rather it should be used in addition to one.
For years, one of us (JTS) had wanted to use his extensive collection of photographs to illustrate an atlas of pediatric pathology. You may wonder why such a book is needed in this age of “Google pictures.” We think there is considerable value to the student as well as the practicing pathologist to see
illustrations selected by “experts,” such as the chapter authors in this book. In addition, the accompanying text concisely summarizes the pertinent features of each disease. Thus, rather than sifting through the thousands of items brought up in nanoseconds by any of the search engines, one can turn to an atlas such as this when faced with an uncommon or rare diagnostic specimen.
The Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology is organized in a traditional manner with each chapter devoted to a specifi c organ system. The authors for each chapter were chosen for their knowledge, and were asked
to cover common as well as selected uncommon diseases that every pathologist would need to know
about. Because this is an atlas, the focus is on illustrations with supporting text; only selected references are given. This book brings together the experience and expertise from many institutions, which add to its value.
As with any multi-author book, there is some variation in how each chapter is written and llustrated. We hope our readers will fi nd the Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology to be a valuable resource n their diagnoses of pediatric cases