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Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation

A Practical Guide

  • M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
  • Ian Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Oesophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Mahsa S. Ahadi, Anthony J. Gill, John R. Turchini, Spiro C. Raftopoulos, M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
      Pages 25-68
    3. M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Benjamin M. Allanson, Spiro C. Raftopoulos, Gregory Y. Lauwers
      Pages 69-112
  4. Stomach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Spiro C. Raftopoulos, Gregory Y. Lauwers
      Pages 115-155
    3. Tetsuo Ushiku, Spiro C. Raftopoulos, Gregory Y. Lauwers, M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
      Pages 157-187
  5. Small Intestine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Ian Brown
      Pages 241-247
  6. Large Intestine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Ian Brown, Gregory C. Miller
      Pages 259-282
    3. Ian Brown, Gregory C. Miller
      Pages 283-297
    4. Connull Leslie, M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Ian Brown
      Pages 299-309
    5. Ammar O. Kheir, Nicholas J. Tutticci, David G. Hewett
      Pages 311-327
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-340

About this book


This book provides a guide to systematic approaches of endoscopic biopsies to render a safe, quick and accurate pathological diagnosis in an integrated manner. It also offers important information that pathologists and clinicians should know to get the best value of endoscopic biopsies.

Because some patterns are common to many sites, the overarching introductory chapter gives the reader a generalized approach, which is refined in subsequent site specific chapters. The disease etiologies of each pattern are discussed, with emphasis placed on the most common causes that are encountered in clinical practice. In keeping with recent advances of using small biopsies for testing clinically relevant bio markers, important information that the pathologists and clinicians need to know are highlighted in appropriate sites. Authored by experts in the field, diagnostic features, patterns with relevant endoscopic and clinical clues, traps and overlapping features, and appropriate ancillary tests including clinically relevant molecular signatures in endoscopic biopsies are emphasized.

Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation: A Practical Guide provides a useful resource for pathologists and clinicians interested in integrating emerging sophisticated pathology techniques into endoscopic biopsies in routine practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
    • 1
  • Ian Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical Pathology, PathWest Laboratory MedicineQEII Medical Centre and University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Envoi PathologyKelvin GroveAustralia

About the editors

M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, MBBS, MD, FRCPA
Clinical Professor and Senior Consultant Pathologist
PathWest Laboratories and School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine  
University of Western Australia
Dept of Anatomical Pathology, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Center
Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia

Envoi Pathology
Kelvin Grove, Queensland Australia


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
    Ian Brown
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-79116-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-79117-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 284 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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