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Histopathology Reporting

Guidelines for Surgical Cancer

  • David P. Boyle
  • Derek C. Allen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. David P. Boyle
    Pages 1-24
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Damian McManus
      Pages 27-38
    3. Damian McManus
      Pages 39-53
    4. Damian McManus
      Pages 69-77
    5. Maurice B. Loughrey
      Pages 79-97
    6. Ciaran O’Neill
      Pages 99-104
    7. Gerard McVeigh
      Pages 115-121
    8. Paul J. Kelly
      Pages 131-143
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-148
    2. Séamus Napier
      Pages 149-155
    3. Séamus Napier
      Pages 167-175
    4. Séamus Napier
      Pages 177-183
    5. Séamus Napier
      Pages 185-193
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195

About this book


This book is an easily comprehensible and practicable framework for standardised histopathology reports in surgical cancer. The pathological features of the common carcinomas are detailed and non-carcinomatous malignancies are also summarised. 8th edition TNM and WHO classifications of cancers are incorporated, with comments on any associated pathology, diagnostic clues and prognostic criteria supplemented visually by line diagrams.

Each chapter’s introduction gives epidemiological, clinical, investigative and treatment summary details. Other pathology includes updated immunophenotypic expression and molecular techniques. The impact of these ancillary investigations on diagnosis, and as biomarkers of prognosis and prediction of response to treatment is summarised, as is the effect of adjuvant treatments on cancers. Experience based clues are given throughout as aids to tumour typing, grading, staging, and gauging prognosis and response to treatment.

Histopathology Reporting: Guidelines for Surgical Cancer, Fourth Edition is invaluable for trainee and consultant diagnostic histopathologists all over the world, equipping the reader to produce high quality, clinically appropriate histopathology reports, and to participate in contemporary multidisciplinary team management of patients with surgical cancer.


TNM8 classification WHO classification multidisciplinary team management predictive pathological factors standardised histopathology reports surgical cancer diagnosis surgical cancer investigation surgical cancer management surgical cancer presentation surgical cancer prognosis Tumour reporting Immunohistochemistry Molecular pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • David P. Boyle
    • 1
  • Derek C. Allen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyRoyal Victoria HospitalBelfastUK
  2. 2.Belfast City Hospital Histopathology LaboratoryBelfastUK

About the editors

David Boyle is an NHS consultant in histopathology and a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 2005 and commenced training in pathology in 2007, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2011. He has worked as an NHS consultant in histopathology since 2014 and is a general pathologist with a special interest in dermatopathology and breast pathology. He has published a number of original articles and review papers.

Derek C. Allen (Belfast City Hospital, UK) is one of the authors of Histopathology Specimens: Clinical, Pathological and Laboratory Aspects, also published by Springer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Histopathology Reporting
  • Book Subtitle Guidelines for Surgical Cancer
  • Editors David P. Boyle
    Derek C. Allen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-27827-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-27830-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-27828-1
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XXXV, 512
  • Number of Illustrations 116 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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