The book covers all aspects of endoscopic biopsies of the stomach inclusive of gastritis and gastropathies. It highlights the best way of handling of endoscopic biopsies in the endoscopic room by the gastroenterologist. It elucidates various steps involved in processing of the biopsy, tissue embedding and paraffin sectioning, approach to interpretation, various precautions that require to be taken while interpreting the biopsies, and the essential background knowledge of the interpreter. The book highlights the importance of the little things for a proper reading like matching of the tissue fragments received and the number of tissue present on a slide after the paraffin section. Chapters cover various forms of gastritis, and the easiest approach for daily routine by avoiding the cumbersome classifications and staging formulated for gastritis. It also discusses the utilization of the right nomenclature for acute and chronic gastritis and various other subtypes of gastritis. Chapters include various rarer and infrequently come across conditions of both acute and chronic gastritis, special form of gastritis and infective conditions. It also includes unusual forms of non-neoplastic gastric pathologies such as, a condition, where the gastric mucosa is affected not only by direct exposure to various irritants but may also be affected by many systemic diseases. It also highlights the frequently observed changes in chronic renal and liver failures. The book is targeted to all the practicing pathologists as well as graduate and post graduate students who are keen to learn about non-neoplastic gastric pathology at various levels.
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