Brain Tumors Surgical neuropathology is a challenging arena for many pathologists, due in large part to a relative lack of experience of most pathologists in this area compared to other areas of surgical pathology. Brain Tumors is intended to address this need with cases drawn from the surgical neuropathology practices of the authors.This volume provides examples of over 100 brain tumors, running the gamut from the very common to the rare. Each example is presented in a case based format and the wide variety of cases presented covers the entire scope of brain tumors and offers the opportunity to review both the basics for the beginner or relatively inexperienced pathologist and also offers experienced pathologists the chance to see some of the rare entities.Each case is formatted as if it were a consult case and includes a brief clinical history, description of the pathologic findings with numerous illustrations, the line diagnosis, discussion of the entity, and the diagnostic thought process as well pertinent references for further reading. When relevant, current practical applications of immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology are discussed.
The Consultant Pathology SeriesThe Consultant Pathology series is designed to disseminate the knowledge of expert surgical pathology consultants in the analysis and diagnosis of difficult cases to the full community of pathology practitioners. The volumes are based on actual consultations and presented in a format that illustrates the expert's process of evaluating the case, including indications for consultation, the consultants findings and comment, and discussion of the entity that amplifies the case description. Each volume in the Consultant Pathology series is authored by international experts with extensive case experience in the areas covered;Series Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgments, 1. Normal Tissue, 2. Gliosis, 3. Recurrent High Grade Glioma with Radiation Change, 4. Low Grade Astrocytoma, 5. Anaplastic Astrocytoma, 6. Glioneronal Tumor with Neuropil-Like Islands, 7. Glioblastoma Multiforme, 8. Gemistocytic Astrocytoma, 9. Granular Cell Glioblastoma, 10. Giant Cell Glioblastoma, 11. Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma, 12. Gliosarcoma, 13. Small Cell Glioblastoma, 14. Epithelioid Glioblastoma, 15. Gliomatosis Cerebri, 16. Pilocytic Astrocytoma, 17. Pilocyxoid Astrocytoma, 18. Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma, 19. Low Grade Oligodendroglioma, 20. Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, 21. Low Grade Oligoastrocytoma (Low Grade Mixed Glioma), 22. Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma (Anaplastic Mixed Glioma), 23. Glioblastoma with Oligodendroglial Component, 24. Subependymoma, 25. Myxopapillary Ependymoma, 26. Ependymoma, 27. Anaplastic Ependymoma, 28. Tanycytic Ependymoma, 29. Clear Cell Ependymoma, 30. Choroid Plexus Papilloma, 31. Atypical Choroid Plexus Papilloma, 32. Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, 33. Chordoid Glioma, 34. Angiocentric glioma, 35. Astroblastoma, 36. Dysplastic Cerebellar Gangliocytoma (Lhermitte-Duclos Disease), 37. Desmoplastic Infantile Astrocytoma/Ganglioglioma, 38. Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor, 39. Ganglioglioma, 40. Anaplastic Ganglioglioma, 41. Papillary Glioneuronal Tumor, 42. Rosette-forming Glioneuronal Tumor of the Fourth Ventricle, 43. Central Neurocytoma, 44. Atypical Neurocytoma, 45. Extraventricular Neurocytoma, 46. Paraganglioma, 47. Pineocytoma, 48. Pineal Parenchymal Tumor of Intermediate Differentiation, 49. Pineoblastoma, 50. Yolk Sac Tumor of the Pineal Gland, 51. Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor, 52. Classic Medulloblastoma, 53. Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma, 54. Medulloblastoma with Extensive Nodularity, 55. Anaplastic Medulloblastoma, 56. Atypical Teratoid /Rhabdoid Tumor, 57. Embryonal Tumor with Abundant Neuropil and True Rosettes, 58. Schwannoma with Ancient Change, 59. Neurofibroma, 60. Perineurioma, 61. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, 62. Cellular Schread more