Beginning in the late 19th century, histochemical stains were developed to assess diagnostic biochemical reactions in tissue. Histochemistry has recently seen a resurgence in popularity because of the higher costs of other newer methods. Today, this technique is used by almost every pathology laboratory across the world. This book comprehensively covers all diseases for which that technique plays a central role in diagnosis. Every anatomic region is covered in detail with examples of appropriate staining techniques, and the book is heavily illustrated with over 850 color photomicrographs. This is the first monograph to be published on histochemistry in 15 years, and it is the only one that is diagnostically-oriented.
• Emphasizes diagnostic aspects of histochemistry, not technological • Comprehensive coverage of organ systems, lushly illustrated • Authors are all experts in other aspects of pathology • Contains a CD-Rom of all images for downloading to assist in the education activities
Part I. Tissue Procurement, Processing, and Staining Techniques Mark R. Wick, Nancy C. Mills and William K. Brix; Part II. Applied Histochemistry in Anatomic Pathology: 1. Diagnostic histochemistry in diseases of the head and neck Bruce M. Wenig; 2. Diagnostic histochemistry in pulmonary pathology Mark R. Wick; 3. Diagnostic histochemistry of mediastinal diseases Mark R. Wick and Nancy C. Mills; 4. Diagnostic histochemistry in cardiac diseases Philip G. Robinson and Azorides R. Morales; 5. Diagnostic histochemistry in gastrointestinal disorders Patrick L. Fitzgibbons and Jay M. Packer; 6. Diagnostic histochemistry in hepatic pathology Julia C. Iezzoni; 7. Diagnostic histochemistry of renal and urologic diseases Helen P. Cathro, Steven S. Shen and Luan D. Truong; 8. Diagnostic histochemistry of the gynecologic tract Joseph T. Rabban and Charles J. Zaloudek; 9. Diseases of the male genital system Helen P. Cathro, Mark A. Weiss and Stacy E. Mills; 10. Diagnostic histochemistry in breast pathology Jamie Shutter and Mark R. Wick; 11. Applied histochemistry in disorders of the endocrine system Mauro Papotti, Marco Volante and Gianni Bussolati; 12. Diagnostic histochemistry in dermatopathology Mark R. Wick and James W. Patterson; 13. Diagnostic histochemistry in myopathic diseases and soft tissue lesions Richard Prayson, Xiaofei Qiu and Elizabeth Montgomery; 14. Diagnostic histochemistry of hematolymphoid diseases Mark R. Wick, Nathan R. Shumaker and JoAnne M. Davis; 15. Diagnostic histochemistry in diseases of the nervous system M. Beatriz S. Lopes; 16. Diagnostic histochemistry in ophthalmic pathology Amy Lin and Robert Folberg.