Although frozen section diagsis has been an integral part of surgical pathology for decades, this is the first textbook that offers a comprehensive clinicopathologic approach to the challenges of intraoperative consultation. Intraoperative diagsis is challenging because of time constraints, sampling limitations, and the inability to perform a wide range of ancillary tests. Intraoperative Consultation in Surgical Pathology emphasizes the importance of clinical information, highlights the value of close collaboration with surgeons, and provides clear guidelines for the best way to examine specimens intraoperatively. Pathologists are then able to minimize error and diagse with greater confidence. Most chapters in this book are co-authored by surgeons to ensure that their interests are represented. Essential reading for practising surgical pathologists, residents and fellows in pathology, this book will also be of value to fellows and surgeons in various surgical specialties who request intraoperative consultation.
Mahendra Ranchod is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford and Director, Calpath and Gyne-Path Laboratories, Los Gatos, and Director of Anatomic Pathology, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California, USA.