Although frozen section diagnosis 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 diagnosis 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 diagnose 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. Edited by: Mahendra Ranchod, Stanford University School of Medicine, California Features • Clear statements of the clinical issues at stake for each of the subjects discussed - ensures pathologists understand clinicians' needs • Explores the strengths and limitations of the three common techniques used by pathologists for intraoperative diagnosis: gross examination, frozen section and cytologic techniques - comprehensive approach • Emphasizes the importance of clear communication with the surgeon and offers guidelines for handling cases where a specific diagnosis cannot be made intraoperatively - practical, pragmatic approach Table of Contents Preface 1. Introduction Mahendra Ranchod 2. Technical aspects of intraoperative diagnosis Mahendra Ranchod 3. Skin Mahendra Ranchod, Michael B. Morgan and Isaac M. Neuhaus 4. Upper aerodigestive tract Raja R. Seethala, Mahendra Ranchod and Umamaheswar Duvvuri 5. Lung Charles M. Lombard and Linda W. Martin 6. Mediastinum Saul Suster, César A. Moran and David C. Rice 7. Salivary glands Mahendra Ranchod, John K. C. Chan and David W. Eisele 8. Gastrointestinal tract Steven D. Hart and Sarah M. Dry 9. Liver, gallbladder and extrahepatic biliary tract Julia C. Iezzoni, Timothy M. Schmitt and Reid B. Adams 10. Pancreas Ralph H. Hruban, Jon M. Davison, Richard D. Schulick, Karen M. Horton, Elliot K. Fishman and Syed Z. Ali 11. Thyroid gland Mahendra Ranchod, John K. C. Chan and Electron Kebebew 12. Parathyroid gland Mahendra Ranchod, John K. C. Chan and Electron Kebebew 13. Breast Mahendra Ranchod, Roderick R. Turner and Carl A. Bertelsen 14. Female genital tract Teri A. Longacre, Jonathan S. Berek and Michael R. Hendrickson 15. Urinary tract and male genital system Steven S. Shen, Luan D. Truong, Seth P. Lerner and Jae Y. Ro 16. Lymph nodes, spleen and extranodal lymphomas Patrick A. Treseler and Mahendra Ranchod 17. Central nervous system Fausto J. Rodriguez, Bernd W. Scheithauer and John L. Atkinson 18. Soft tissue Jesse K. McKenney, Raffi S. Avedian and Richard L. Kempson 19. Bone and joint Andrew E. Horvai, Richard J. O'Donnell and Richard L. Kempson 20. Pediatric surgical pathology Robert H. Byrd, Darrell L. Cass and Megan K. Dishop Index.