This initial volume in the new series - AFIP Atlas of Non-Tumor Pathology lays the foundation for anatomic pathologists to readily establish diagnoses of non-neoplastic endocrine lesions. Contents:
In five chapters, the pathologic features of the lesions are illustrated with detailed histological, cytological, ultrastructural immuno-histochemical and in some cases molecular biological findings.
Chapters: 1. Pituitary Gland - Normal Pituitary Gland * reactive Changes * Hereditary and Developmental Disorders * Circulatory Disorders * Metabolic Disorders * Infectious Diseases * Autoimmune Diseases * Pituitary Cysts * Pituitary Hyperplasia. 2. Parathyroid Gland - Normal Parathyroid Gland * Overview of Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia * Hereditary and Developmental Disorders * Cysts and Hamartomas * Hyperplasia * Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism. 3.Thyroid Gland - Normal Thyroid Gland * Hereditary and Developmental Disorders * Miscellaneous Conditions * Metabolic Diseases Infections and Granulomatous Diseases * Autoimmune Thyroid Disease * Simple Multinodular Dyshormonogenetic and Diffuse Toxic Goiters * C-cell Hyperplasia. 4.Adrenal Gland - Normal Adrenal Gland * Reactive Hereditary and Developmental Disorders * Exogenous Injury * Infectious Diseases and Miscellaneous Conditions * Adrenal Cortical Hypofunction * Other Conditions Associated with Hypofunction * Adrenal Cortical Nodules and Hyperplasia * Adrenal Medullary Hyperplasia. 5. Diffuse Neuroendocrine System - Embryology and Anatomy * Histology * Methods Used to Characterize DNES Cells * Hypofunction in Cells and Tissues of the DNES * DNES Cell Hyperplasia