Diagnostic Electron Microscopy

  • Jean L. Olson


This chapter is organized into two sections. In the first, particular cellular features are described with a differential diagnosis of tumors or non-neoplastic conditions that may show that finding. The second section is divided into neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. Within those divisions specific entities are briefly discussed with their constellation of findings emphasizing distinctive characteristics. In analyzing tumors, we must remember that most of the diagnostically useful characteristics are phenotypic differentiation markers of a cell lineage, not tumor-specific, and that they are subject to inter-observer discordance, sample bias, and technical artifact.


Basal Lamina Synovial Sarcoma Merkel Cell Carcinoma Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Granular Cell Tumor 
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The author would like to thank Dr. Moo-Hahm Yum and Mr. Michael P. Goheen for their chapter in the previous edition of this book that served as a model for the current version


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean L. Olson
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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