Endocrine Pathology:<br>A Volume in Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series

Endocrine Pathology:
A Volume in Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series

Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

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This volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series packs today’s most essential endocrine pathology know-how into a compact, high-yield format! Its pragmatic, well-organized approach, abundant full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance tables make the information you need easy to access.

•  Reviews normal histology before examining abnormal findings.
•  Covers all of the most commonly seen tic and non-neoplastic conditions of the endocrine system
•  Uses a consistent, user-friendly format to explore each entity’s clinical features, pathologic features (gross and microscopic), ancillary studies, differential diagnoses, and prognostic and therapeutic considerations.
•  Offers hundreds of full-color illustrations that demonstrate the key features of a wide variety of pathologic lesions.


Reviewed by Tim Stephenson, MD
Consultant Histopathologist
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
on behalf of The Royal College of Pathologists
January 2007

This is the fifth volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series and by endocrine pathology, the authors mean a scope of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary and paraganglion system pathology with appendices on anatomy, embryology and histology and intraoperative consultation and grossing techniques.

I found the style of this volume to be consistent and well organised. Information is clearly presented and, for a medium-sized volume, there is a commendable level of detail. The level of detail is suitable for genuine diagnostic practice this is a working pathologists book rather than a postgraduate students book.

I commend the generous level of illustrations which is in full colour, sharp, well colour-balanced, and genuinely illustrative of the features being described. I found myself appreciating the fact sheets and can imagine a diagnostic histopathologist quickly glancing through them to refresh their mind on features, or to look whether a condition was seriously within the differential diagnostic being considered, or if it could be ruled out without further reading.

I can warmly recommend purchase of this book for departments practicing endocrine pathology at secondary and tertiary healthcare levels.