Boards and Wards Series: Pathophysiology for the Boards and by Carlos Ayala MD FACS, Brad Spellberg MD FIDSA

By Carlos Ayala MD FACS, Brad Spellberg MD FIDSA

This fourth version of Pathophysiology for the forums and Wards bargains the main confirmed info at the USMLE Step 1 in a scientific, define demeanour. This crucial advisor additionally works good as a spouse on rotations, overlaying the knowledge you must grasp your clerkships in a concise, convenient pocket-reference.

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This could either be interpreted as complexion-associated melanosis, an ephelis (freckle), or acquired melanosis; you must correlate the biopsy with the clinical history Fig. 8 Clinical image of a compound nevus of the conjunctiva Fig. 9 Compound nevus of the conjunctiva. Note the multiple dilated cystic spaces Fig. 10 High-magnification view of compound nevus of the conjunctiva showing cystic spaces lined by conjunctival epithelium with goblet cells and with intervening pigmented and nonpigmented nevus cells Conjunctiva Pathology: Pigmented Lesions 49 Fig.

A corneal incision) and proliferates along the posterior surface of Descemet’s membrane (Fig. 34a, b). A cytokeratin immunohistochemical stain is useful to identify the epithelium (Fig. 35). Corneal Pathology to be Familiar With (and Which You Are Most Likely… 39 Fig. 32 Low-magnification view of corneal intraepithelial neoplasia. Contrast the dysplastic epithelium on the right side of the figure with the normal epithelium on the left side of the figure Fig. 33 Higher-magnification view of cornea intraepithelial neoplasia showing cytological atypia and a mitotic figure.

37 Cornea showing stroma with a horizontal scar in the stroma following LASIK procedure Fig. 38 Higher magnification showing a horizontal corneal stromal scar following LASIK procedure 42 2 Cornea Fig. 39 Cornea with vertical scars (usually four) following the radial keratotomy procedure Fig. 40 Higher magnification of cornea with a vertical scar from the radial keratotomy procedure and with epithelial extension into the wound Chapter 3 Conjunctiva The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane. It lines most of the anterior surface of the globe to the limbus, and it lines the posterior surface of the eyelids.

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