© 2016

Essentials of Anatomic Pathology

  • Liang Cheng
  • David G. Bostwick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Jennifer A. Brainard, Shelley I. Odronic, Claire W. Michael
      Pages 3-118
    3. Raul Gabriel Simental-Pizarro, Nancy Klipfel, Clive R. Taylor
      Pages 119-222
    4. Raul Gabriel Simental-Pizarro, Nancy Klipfel, Clive R. Taylor
      Pages 223-268
    5. Jean L. Olson
      Pages 269-290
    6. Oscar W. Cummings
      Pages 291-347
    7. Deborah E. Blue, Bryan H. Schmitt
      Pages 349-442
    8. Walter L. Kemp, Jeffrey J. Barnard
      Pages 443-491
    9. Dean A. Hawley
      Pages 493-508
    10. Waqas Amin, Uma Chandran, Anil V. Parwani, Michael J. Becich
      Pages 509-520
    11. Maxwell L. Smith, Stephen S. Raab
      Pages 521-528
    12. James Huang, Neng Chen, Richard D. Press
      Pages 529-555
    13. Shari L. Brown, Richard D. Press
      Pages 557-594
    14. Amber K. Volk, Elyse B. Mitchell, Brittany C. Thomas, Cassandra K. Runke, Anna A. Essendrup, Katrina E. Kotzer et al.
      Pages 595-663
  3. Organ Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 665-665
    2. Sarah E. Martin, Arie Perry, Eyas M. Hattab
      Pages 667-749
    3. Ellen D. McPhail, Paul J. Kurtin
      Pages 751-789
    4. Dennis P. O’Malley, Yuri Fedoriw
      Pages 791-819
    5. Dennis P. O’Malley, Yuri Fedoriw
      Pages 821-868

About this book


This much praised and widely used reference manual has been extensively revised and expanded to cover the entire field of anatomic pathology. The Fourth Edition features the incorporation of full-color images in the text with updates of new diagnostic and prognostic information. New classifications and numerous new entities and histologic variants for each organ site will be fully incorporate in each individual chapter (Part II Organ Systems). Useful immunostaining biomarkers and emerging molecular targets and relevant molecular findings that have emerged from recent genomic studies are incorporated in each chapter.

Written by internationally recognized authorities, the comprehensive, evidence-based practice information is presented in an outline format that is clear and easy to follow. Up-to-date and richly detailed, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Fourth Edition offers both the pathologist-in-training and the practicing pathologist a concise summary of all the critical information needed to recognize, understand and interpret anatomic pathology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Liang Cheng
    • 1
  • David G. Bostwick
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Granger Diagnostics, A Division of Granger GeneticsNorth ChesterfieldUSA

About the editors

Liang Cheng, MD

Virgil H. Moon Professor of Pathology

Professor of Urology

Director of Molecular Diagnostics and Molecular Pathology Laboratory

Chief of Genitourinary Pathology Division

Director, Fellowship in Urologic Pathology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN

David G. Bostwick, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Bostwick Laboratories

Glen Allen, Virginia, USA                                  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Anatomic Pathology
  • Editors Liang Cheng
    David G. Bostwick
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23379-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79476-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23380-2
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XII, 2109
  • Number of Illustrations 82 b/w illustrations, 2196 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“Essentials of Anatomic Pathology will appeal to pathologists in training, practicing pathologists and a variety of others with an interest in pathology. In addition, medical students on pathology electives, or studying for the boards will also find this book useful … . In summary, this updated and revised 4th edition of Essentials of Anatomic Pathology is an excellent, comprehensive reference book that truly provides all of the essential information you need at your fingertips.” (Carolyn L. Cambor, Human Pathology, Vol. 59, January, 2017)