Category Archives: Pathology

Book Review: Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 2e

Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology by Edward C. Klatt MD contains more than 1,500 high-yield medical images, including clinical and intraoperative photographs, pictures of gross pathology specimens, blood smears, H&E stains, electron micrographs, funduscopic and endoscopic images, plain radiographs, CTs, ultrasonographic images, MRIs, and many other. The pictures are generally clear and clinically relevant, with  authoritative and concise accompanying text. Much,… Read More »

Book Review: Acid-Base Case Studies, 2e

I’ve been looking at Acid-Base Case Studies (2004) by Ira Kurtz MD for a long time now, at least since I’ve written several months ago, wrongly, that a solid book with a case-based approach to acid-base disorders does not exist. It does in fact exist, and this is it. The book presents the reader with dozens of  clinical scenarios and dissects… Read More »

Book Review: Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

Radiology and pathology are so intimately linked–with the former being essentially a field that is dedicated to the interpretations of shadows of the latter–that one would expect to find at least a few dozen comprehensive books about radiologic-pathologic correlations. There are, in fact, only a small handful of them in existence, with Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology (2011) by Ronald L.… Read More »

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Syndromes – Mnemonic

This will help you keep the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes straight in your head: MEN1: the number “1” in MEN1 should remind you of primary or prime number. MEN1 involves things that start with the letter P: Pituitary adenoma Parathyroid hyperplasia Pancreatic islet cell tumors (gastrinoma, insulinoma, glucagonoma) MEN2A: happens to involve the letter C (This is MEN2A, so there are two C’s in each item!):… Read More »

Toxic and Drug Induced Myopathies

One of the best and most concise review articles that I could find on the subject is Toxic and Drug Induced Myopathies. It was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry in 2009. It is available for a fee here. Another version of the article is posted free here, however it is not 100% identical in terms of content to the one that you… Read More »

Book Review: Visual Guide to Musculoskeletal Tumors: A Clinical – Radiologic – Histologic Approach

Visual Guide to Musculoskeletal Tumors: A Clinical – Radiologic – Histologic Approach(2010) by Felasfa M. Wodajo MD et al. is a superb integration of clinical medicine, gross pathology, histopathology and radiology of musculoskeletal tumors. The pictures are excellent and the amount of information is comprehensive, yet easy to absorb. The book is ideal for radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and orthopedic surgeons. In addition, general practitioners would likely benefit… Read More »