Table of Contents

Neuropathology patterns and introduction / Arie Perry and Daniel J. Brat.
Normal brain histopathology / Daniel J. Brat.
Intraoperative consultation and optimal processing / Gregory N. Fuller.
Neuroradiology, the surrogate of gross neuropathology / Franz J. Wippold II.
Astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumors / Daniel J. Brat and Arie Perry.
Ependymomas and choroid plexus tumors / Christine E. Fuller and Sonia Narendra.
Neuronal and glioneuronal neoplasms / Daniel J. Brat.
Pineal parenchymal tumors / Alexandre Vasiljevic, Michelle Fèvre-Montange, and Anne Jouvet.
Embryonal (primitive) neoplasms of the central nervous system / Anthony T. Yachnis and Arie Perry.
Meningiomas / Arie Perry.
Mesenchymal tumors of the central nervous system / Tarik Tihan and Scott E. Kilpatrick.
Peripheral nerve sheath tumors / Bernd W. Scheithauer, James M. Woodruff, and Robert J. Spinner.
Epithelial, neuroendocrine, and metastatic lesions / Gregory N. Fuller and Arie Perry.
Lymphomas and histiocytic tumors / Werner Paulus and Arie Perry.
Germ cell tumors / Eyas M. Hattab.
Melanocytic neoplasms of the central nervous system / Daniel J. Brat.
Other glial neoplasms / Daniel J. Brat.
Pathology of the pituitary and sellar region / Bernd W. Scheithauer ... [et al.].
Therapy-associated neuropathology / Arie Perry.
Familial tumor syndromes / Arie Perry.
Infections and inflammatory disorders / B.K. DeMasters and Kenneth L. Tyler.
White matter and myelin disorders / Robert E. Schmidt.
Pathology of epilepsy / Richard A. Prayson.
Vascular and ischemic disorders / David A. Decker, Arie Perry, and Anthony T. Yachnis.
Biopsy pathology of neurodegenerative disorders in adults / M. Joe Ma. Practical Surgical Neuropathy-a volume in the new Pattern Recognition series- offers you a practical guide to solving the problems you encounter in the surgical reporting room. Drs. Arie Perry and Daniel J. Brat present diagnoses according to a pattern-based organization that guides you from a histological pattern, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Lavish illustrations capture key neuropathological patterns for a full range of common and rare conditions, and a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance. No other single source delivers the practical, hands-on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in neuropathology. Includes fully searchable access to the text online at, along with an image bank of over 1430 downloadable images and tables. Provides all the information essential for completing a sign-out report: clinical findings, pathologic findings, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Illustrates key pathologic and clinical aspects of disease entities through over 1430 superb, high-quality full-color images that help you evaluate and interpret biopsy samples. Presents a team of internationally recognized experts for authoritative and up-to-date information from leading diagnosticians in neuropathology. Features a user-friendly design with patterns color-coded to specific entities in the table of context and text and key points summarized in tables, charts, and graphs so you can quickly and easily find what you are looking for. Directs you to the chapter and specific page number of the in-depth diagnostic guidance you need through a unique, pattern-based visual index at the beginning of the book. Details key diagnostic features associated with rare and esoteric conditions in a visual encyclopedia with distinctive findings and artifacts for unusual patterns at the end of the book.