Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas,
Edition 3
By Andrew J Connolly, MD, PhD, Walter E. Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, Philip C. Ursell, MD and Richard L. Davis, MD

Publication Date: 23 Sep 2015
Description

A mainstay for pathology residents, Autopsy Pathology is designed with a uniquely combined manual and atlas format that presents today’s most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. This lasting and useful medical reference book offers a practical, step-by-step approach to discussing not only the basics of the specialty, but the performance of specialized autopsy procedures as well.

Key Features

  • Material is divided into two sections for ease of use: a manual covering specific autopsy procedures, biosafety, generation of autopsy reports, preparation of death certificates, and other essential subjects; and an atlas, organized by organ system, which captures the appearance of the complete spectrum of autopsy findings.

New Features

  • Offers expanded coverage of microscopic anatomy.
  • Includes a chapter on performing special dissection procedures that may not be covered during a typical residency.
  • Examines important techniques, such as autopsy photography and radiology, microscopic examination, supplemental laboratory studies, and other investigative approaches.
  • Addresses the latest legal, social, and ethical issues relating to autopsies, as well as quality improvement and assurance.
  • Presents more than 600 full-color photographs depicting common gross and microscopic autopsy findings for every part of the body.
  • Correlates pathologic findings with their clinical causes to enhance diagnostic accuracy.
  • Improved images in the Atlas section provide greater visual understanding.
  • Additional online features include dissection videos demonstrating autopsy techniques; downloadable, commonly used forms for autopsy reports; and calculators for weights and measures.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience offers access to all of the text, figures, images, videos, forms, calculators, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Andrew J Connolly, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California; Walter E. Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Chief of Pathology, Department of Anatomic Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital, Chief of Pathology at the SFGH Endowed Chair, San Francisco, California; Philip C. Ursell, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Director of Autopsy Service,Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA and Richard L. Davis, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California
Table of Contents

1. The Autopsy--Past and Present

2. Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues

3. Autopsy Biosafety

4. Basic Postmortem Examination

5. Postmortem Examination of Fetuses and Infants

6. Special Dissection Procedures

7. Autopsy Photography and Radiology

8. Microscopic Examination

9. Microscopic Findings

10. Supplemental Laboratory Studies

11. The Autopsy Report

12. Sudden Death Due to Natural Causes

13. Multiple Organ Dysfunction and Sepsis

14. Death Certification

15. Quality Management

16. Atlas of Autopsy Pathology

Appendix A: Description of Gross Autopsy Findings

17. Appendix B: Measures, Weights, and Assessment of Growth and Development

Book Reviews

“… Elsevier’s “Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas¿ is an excellent new book and a very useful tool for all pathologists, whether still in training or already practicing, and this may be interesting to pathology assistants as well. It should find its place in all institutions involved in autopsy pathology.¿

"… Elsevier’s "Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas" is an excellent new book and a very useful tool for all pathologists, whether still in training or already practicing, and this may be interesting to pathology assistants as well. It should find its place in all institutions involved in autopsy pathology."

-European Journal of Pathology, April 2016

Book details
ISBN: 9780323287807
Page Count: 400
Retail Price : £189.99