Gross Pathology Handbook

This highly practical guide helps pathology professionals quickly and accurately describe surgical and autopsy specimens as they perform gross dissection. It helps clinicians and medical students interpret pathology reports easily and exactly. Gross Pathology Handbook provides a comprehensive list of 166 gross descriptive terms paired with images of gross specimens. Each listing includes a brief commentary describing the gross appearance, the underlying disease process and commonly affected tissues. Christopher Horn and Dr. Christopher Naugler lay the framework for a standardized method of description, resulting in easier interpretation of reports by clinicians and improved communication among healthcare providers. This edition includes a cross-referenced index and lay-flat binding for easy use in the lab.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Contents 6
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 10
Abrasion 13
Adhesion 14
Annular/circinate 15
Anthracotic pigment 16
Apple-core 17
Asymmetrical 18
Atelectatic 19
Atrophic 20
Bilateral 21
Bile-stained 22
Bivalved 23
Blister 24
Bosselated 25
Botryoid 26
Bulla 27
Calculus 28
Caseous 29
Centrally located 30
Chalky 31
Circular/donut-shaped 32
Circumferential 33
Circumscribed 34
Clot/thrombus 35
Coalesced 36
Cobblestone 37
Congested 38
Corrugated 39
Crystalline 40
Cylindrical 41
Cystic 42
Defect 43
Degeneration 44
Demarcated 45
Dense/solid 46
Depressed 47
Diffuse 48
Dilated 49
Discoloration 50
Distended 51
Diverticulum 52
Eccentrically located 53
Edematous 54
Ellipse 55
Elongated 56
Encapsulated 57
Encircling 58
Eroded 59
Everted 60
Excoriated 61
Excrescence 62
Exophytic 63
Exudate 64
Fat necrosis 65
Fenestrated 66
Fibrofatty 67
Fibrous 68
Filiform 69
Firm 70
Fistula 71
Flat 72
Flecked 73
Fleshy 74
Fluid-filled 75
Focal 76
Fractured 77
Friable 78
Fungating 79
Gangrenous 80
Gaseous 81
Granulated 82
Gritty 83
Hairy 84
Hemorrhagic 85
Heterogeneous 86
Homogeneous 87
Ill-defined 88
Incised 89
Indrawn 90
Infarct 91
Infiltrated 92
Intact 93
Intracavitary 94
Intraluminal 95
Invasive 96
Inverted 97
Irregular 98
Ischemic 99
Laceration 100
Linear 101
Lobulated 102
Loculated 103
Macronodular 104
Macule 105
Mammillated 106
Miliary 107
Mottled 108
Mucinous 109
Multicystic 110
Multifaceted 111
Multifocal 112
Multilobular 113
Multiparous 114
Mummified 115
Necrotic 116
Nodular 117
Nodule 118
Nonintact 119
Nulliparous 120
Obstructed 121
Oval 122
Ovoid 123
Papillary 124
Papillate 125
Papule 126
Patent 127
Peau d’orange 128
Pedunculated polyp 129
Perforated 130
Petechia 131
Pigmented 132
Plaque 133
Protruding 134
Pseudocyst 135
Pseudopolyp 136
Puckered 137
Pultaceous/sebaceous material 138
Purulent/suppurating 139
Pus 140
Pushing 141
Raised 142
Reniform 143
Roughened 144
Ruptured 145
Scaled 146
Segmental 147
Septate 148
Serosal 149
Serous fluid 150
Serpiginous 151
Serrated 152
Sessile 153
Sloughed 154
Smooth 155
Solid-cystic 156
Stellate 157
Stenotic/strictured 158
Streaked 159
Striated 160
Submucosal 161
Subserosal 162
Symmetrical 163
Thickened 164
Trabecular 165
Translucent 166
Transparent 167
Ulcerated 168
Uniform 169
Unilateral 170
Variably sized 171
Velvety 172
Vermiform 173
Verrucous 174
Vesicle 175
Well-healed 176
Whorled 177
Wrinkled 178
Index 180