Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Histopathology of cardiovascular system

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Atlas of diagnostic and predictive histopathology

Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Edition

Second Edition

ISBN

9789811512193

Editor

Shahid Pervez

Publisher

Springer

City

Singapore

Abstract

The cardiovascular system (CVS) includes both the heart, i.e. endocardium, myocardium and pericardium, and vessels. Biopsies from these organs are relatively uncommon, and most cases actually originate from autopsies. Disease spectrum ranges from ‘inflammatory’, ‘ischaemic’ and ‘degenerative’ with a handful of primary and metastatic neoplasms involving the heart. Various distinct types of vasculopathies are also sometimes seen in clinical practice. In this chapter, morphological features on light microscopy and utility of special and immunohistochemical (IHC) stains, which are helpful in the workup of these lesions, are described in a compact fashion.

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