A Case-Based Guide to Neuromuscular Pathology

  • Lan Zhou
  • Dennis K. Burns
  • Chunyu Cai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Neuromuscular Pathology Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis K. Burns
      Pages 3-48
    3. Chunyu Cai
      Pages 49-73
  3. Myopathy Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Lan Zhou, Laura K. Stein, Susan C. Shin
      Pages 145-149
    3. Rahul Abhyankar, Chunyu Cai, Jaya R. Trivedi
      Pages 151-157
    4. Elisabeth Golden, Lan Zhou
      Pages 175-184
    5. Lan Zhou, Patrick Kwon, Susan C. Shin
      Pages 195-202
    6. Kara Stavros, Rajeev Motiwala, Lan Zhou, Susan C. Shin
      Pages 229-232
    7. Diana P. Castro, Chunyu Cai, Dustin Jacob Paul
      Pages 251-256
    8. Diana P. Castro, Chunyu Cai, Dustin Jacob Paul
      Pages 263-268
    9. Partha S. Ghosh, Hart G. W. Lidov
      Pages 275-281
    10. Diana P. Castro, Chunyu Cai, Dustin Jacob Paul
      Pages 303-308
  4. Neuropathy Cases

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-408

About this book


This book provides a practical guide to the field of neuromuscular pathology including muscle, peripheral nerve, and skin biopsies with biopsy interpretation. Divided into three parts, the book begins with introductory chapters that review muscle, nerve, and skin biopsy indications and procedures, normal muscle and nerve histology, and common muscle and nerve pathology. The 28 myopathy case chapters in Part 2 and 11 neuropathy case chapters in Part 3 illustrate the clinical and pathological features of many neuromuscular diseases, demonstrate the indications and utilities of biopsies, discuss clinical and pathological differential diagnosis, update the individual disease management, and summarize pertinent clinical and pathology pearls for each case. 

A Case-Based Guide to Neuromuscular Pathology will function as an indispensable reference for neurologists and pathologists looking to understand the utility of muscle, nerve, and skin biopsies. This book will also aid neurology residents, neuromuscular fellows and neuropathology fellows in preparing for questions related to the muscle and nerve pathology in their in-service and board exams. 


myopathy neuropathy neuromuscular pathology muscle pathology nerve pathology clinical pearls nerve biopsy skin biopsy muscle biopsy nerve histopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lan Zhou
    • 1
  • Dennis K. Burns
    • 2
  • Chunyu Cai
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and PathologyBoston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyNeuropathology Section, University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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