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DESCRIPTION Essentials of Surgical Pediatric Pathology is a clear and practical yet comprehensive guide for trainee pediatric pathologists and non-pediatric pathologists. Each chapter corresponds to one of the main subspecialties, such as dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, and system pathology. Practical guidance is given on handling pediatric specimens and the authors highlight the ways in which common conditions present differently in adults and children. Other chapters cover conditions typical of childhood, including soft tissue tumors and blue round cell tumors. The chapters begin with a brief clinical presentation, followed by a clear macroscopical and histological description of the principal pathologies seen in children. Up-to-date genetic and immunohistochemical information is provided, and the book includes hundreds of high-quality color images. Written and edited by leading international experts in the field, this is an essential resource for trainee pediatric pathologists, as well as general pathologists who may encounter pediatric cases. Offers clear descriptions of the most common pediatric diseases and conditions, making this an ideal resource for first-line consultation Chapters are written and edited by leading experts in their fields, providing up-to-date authoritative guidance with pertinent references Illustrated throughout with colour photos, helping the reader to achieve the correct diagnosis CONTENTS Preface Foreword Juan Rosai 1. Skin Isabel Colmenero, Antonio Torrelo and Miguel Reyes-Múgica 2. Gastrointestinal tract Marie-Anne Brundler, Paula Borralho, Riitta Karikosky, Paola Domizio and Marta C. Cohen 3. Hepatobiliary system and pancreas Jens Stahlschmidt, Eumenia Castro and Dolores López-Terrada 4. The head and neck Jo MacPartland, Alena Skálová, Rajeev Shukla and Roman Kodet 5. Respiratory system Gail Deutsch and Erin R. Rudzinski 6. Endocrine Maria Teresa Davila, Laura Galluzzo, Derek de Saa and Irene Scheimberg 7. Lymph nodes, bone marrow, and immunodeficiencies Bo-Yee Ngan, Jo-Anne Vergilio and Megan S. Lim 8. Kidneys and lower urinary tract pathology Marie-Anne Brundler, Aurore Coulomb and Gordan Vujanic 9. The reproductive system Katja Gwin, Naveena Singh, Allison Cavallo and Miguel Reyes-Múgica 10. The breast Pamela Lyle, Jane Dahlstrom and Melinda E. Sanders 11. Soft tissue tumors in young patients Cheryl M. Coffin, Mariana M. Cajaiba, Justin M. M. Cates and Rita Alaggio 12. Bone and joint lesions Paul S. Dickman and Julie C. Fanburg-Smith 13. Neuropathology David A. Ramsay and Fabiana Lubienicki 14. Introduction to small round cell tumors of childhood Erin R. Rudzinski 15. Molecular genetics and diagnostic techniques Luc Laurier Oligny Index.