Table of Contents

Neuropathology patterns and introduction.
Normal brain histopathology.
Intraoperative consultation and optimal processing.
Neuroradiology: the surrogate of gross neuropathology.
Integrating molecular diagnostics with surgical neuropathology.
Diffuse astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumors.
Non-diffuse astrocytoma variants.
Ependymomas and choroid plexus tumors.
Other glial neoplasms.
Neuronal and glioneuronal neoplasms.
Pineal parenchymal tumors.
Embryonal neoplasms of the central nervous system.
Meningiomas.
Mesenchymal tumors of the central nervous system.
Tumors of peripheral nerve.
Epithelial, neuroendocrine, and metastatic lesions.
Lymphomas and histiocytic tumors.
Germ cell tumors.
Melanocytic neoplasms of the central nervous system.
Histological features of pituitary adenomas and sellar region masses.
Therapy-associated neuropathology.
Familial tumor syndromes.
Infections and inflammatory disorders.
White matter and myelin disorders.
Pathology of epilepsy.
Vascular and ischemic disorders.
Biopsy pathology of neurodegenerative disorders in adults. "Part of the in-depth and practical Pattern Recognition series, Practical Surgical Neuropathology, 2nd Edition, by Drs. Arie Perry and Daniel J. Brat, helps you arrive at an accurate CNS diagnosis by using a pattern-based approach. Leading diagnosticians in neuropathology guide you from a histological (and/or clinical, radiologic, and molecular) pattern, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Almost 2,000 high-quality 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"--Publisher's description.