Biopsy Pathology of Muscle

  • Michael Swash
  • Martin S. Schwartz

Part of the Biopsy Pathology Series book series (BPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 1-14
  3. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 15-37
  4. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 38-52
  5. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 53-82
  6. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 83-105
  7. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 106-129
  8. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 130-147
  9. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 148-176
  10. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 177-197
  11. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 198-224
  12. Michael Swash, Martin S. Schwartz
    Pages 225-231
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 232-237

About this book

Introduction

Museie biopsy is a long-established technique in clinical practice having been introduced by Duchenne in 1868 (Arch. Gen. Med. , 11, 5-179). However, the needle method used by Duchenne was not generally adopted, although Shank and Hoagland described a similar technique in 1943 (Science, 98, 592), and open muscle biopsy has for long been preferred in clinical practice, even with the advent of newer needle biopsy methods (Bergstrom, 1962, Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest. , 14, Suppl. 68, 1-110). The development of enzyme histochemical techniques has contributed greatly to knowledge of muscle pathology. More recently electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry have also been applied to clinical diagnosis of neuromuscular disease. This book is intended to serve as a practical guide in muscle pathology, particularly for histopathologists, and for those in training. As enzyme histochemistry has become more widely available, formalin-fixed methods have become less frequently used in muscle biopsy work. In this new edition of Muscle Biopsy Pathology we have taken account of the advances in classification and histological technique, and in knowledge of neuromuscular diseases, that have emerged since the first editionwas published in 1984. We hope that this book will continue to be used as a practical guide in the diagnosis and understanding of these disorders. 1. Introduction 1. 1 Generalfeatures of muscle The differentiation of musde into red and white types is a feature of all vertebrates and, indeed, of chordates.

Keywords

biopsy electron microscopy pathology training

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Swash
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Martin S. Schwartz
    • 4
  1. 1.The Royal London HospitalUK
  2. 2.St Mark’s Hospital LondonUK
  3. 3.The Medical College of the Royal London HospitalUK
  4. 4.St George’s Hospital (Atkinson Morley’s Hospital) LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3400-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-34880-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3400-0
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