Histopathology Reporting

Guidelines for Surgical Cancer

  • Derek C. Allen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Gastrointestinal Cancer

  3. Head and Neck Cancer

  4. Respiratory and Mediastinal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Pages 159-172
    3. Pages 173-180
    4. Pages 181-188
  5. Skin Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Pages 200-209
  6. Breast Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Pages 213-235
  7. Gynaecological Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Pages 255-266
    3. Pages 267-278
    4. Pages 279-285
    5. Pages 286-292
  8. Urological Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Pages 313-324
    3. Pages 325-338
    4. Pages 339-343
    5. Pages 344-356
    6. Pages 357-363
  9. Lymph Node Cancer

  10. Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer

  11. Ophthalmic Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Pages 409-414
    3. Pages 415-421

About this book


This second revised and updated edition provides an easily comprehensible and practicable framework for standardized histopathology reports in surgical cancer. It details the gross description, histological classification, tumor differentiation, extent of local tumor spread, involvement of lymphovascular channels, lymph nodes and excision margins of the common carcinomas and also summarizes non-carcinomatous malignancies.

The sixth edition TNM classification of cancers is incorporated, with comments on any associated pathology, diagnostic clues and prognostic criteria. Staging information is supplemented visually by line diagrams.


• Emphasizes those gross and histological features that are relevant to clinical management and prognosis

• Uses a systematic approach to surgical pathology specimens resulting in focused histopathology reports

• Lists useful ancillary techniques in diagnostic reporting

• Facilitates audit of pathological and surgical practice

The book complements several other important publications such as the Royal College of Pathologists Cancer Histopathology Data Sets, the sixth edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and WHO Classification of Tumours: Pathology and Genetics Blue Book and will be invaluable for histopathology residents and practitioners worldwide.


Carcinom Histopathology Oncology Oncology Surgery Pathology Staging TNM staging system classification

Authors and affiliations

  • Derek C. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryBelfast City Hospital TrustBelfastUK

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology
Surgery & Anesthesiology