By Rebecca N Baergen

Benirschke and Kaufmann's Pathology of the Human Placenta has lengthy been considered as the optimum within the box. it's complete and thorough and includes the element precious for these within the subspecialties of placental, perinatal and pediatric pathology. even if, placentas are really universal specimens and aren't tested essentially via experts within the box, yet by means of normal pathologists. therefore, there's a desire for a simpler and concise guide that may be utilized by pathology trainees and generalists of their day-by-day paintings. guide of Benirschke and Kaufmann's Pathology of the Human Placenta will fill that desire. The guide is a pragmatic, straightforward guidebook for the final pathologist and pathologist in education for daily, bench-side use. geared up in 27 chapters, the e-book will speak about placental improvement, basic positive factors, method of the specimen by means of macroscopic and microscopic overview, all points of placental abnormalities and lesions, ailment procedures and the placenta, criminal features of the placental exam, destiny instructions and masses extra. The sections on macroscopic and microscopic reviews function quick-reference tables that permit the reader to spot abnormalities, examine the occasions the place they take place, and refer again to the textual content for in-depth discussions. every one bankruptcy will finish with chosen readings from Pathology of the Human Placenta for extra unique discussions, vintage steered readings, in addition to an up to date bibliography of present literature. The guide good points over 444 illustrations, greater than a hundred of them in full-color. a must have for each pathologist and pathology resident.

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Procedure for Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal Macroscopic Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tissue Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tables of Macroscopic Features . . . . . . . .

Uncommonly, fetuses may suffer from metabolic disorders. If these are suspected, a small amount of fetal tissue should be fixed for later electron microscopy. Finally, in some cases, bacterial cultures of the fetus or placenta may be indicated. This is particularly true if the fetal surface of the placenta is opaque, consistent with an ascending infection. In the setting of multiple anomalies, usually bacterial cultures are not helpful. Therefore, unless the clinical history or gross examination suggests an ascending infection or acute chorioamnionitis, bacterial cultures are not recommended.

Tissue Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tables of Macroscopic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selected References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 25 27 30 32 32 33 34 44 Selection of Placentas for Pathologic Examination In general, tissue removed or spontaneous passed from the body is required to be sent to surgical pathology.

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