By Lori A. Erickson

Atlas of Endocrine Pathology presents a entire compendium of photomicrographs of universal and unusual entities in endocrine pathology. the quantity contains histologic beneficial properties of ordinary positive aspects, reactive stipulations, hyperplasia and tumors. the main necessary diagnostic positive aspects are illustrated to supply path and clues to the analysis of endocrine tumors. additionally, photomicrographs spotlight the main pertinent diagnostic gains in not easy diagnoses in endocrine pathology.

Authored by way of a nationally and the world over well-known pathologist, Atlas of Endocrine Pathology is a vital studying device for these changing into accustomed to the various entities encountered in endocrine pathology and a important reference for training pathologists confronted with difficult diagnoses in endocrine pathology.

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