Close examination of the placenta is a unique way to visualize and identify physiologic and pathologic challenges faced by the fetus in the antenatal environment. As the number of placentas submitted for histologic examination continues to increase, pathologists are expected to communicate pertinent findings to the clinical teams through concise and informative reports.
The Survival Guide is a great resource for students, trainees, and attending pathologists looking to build a strong foundation in placental pathology. The text covers all commonly encountered perinatal pathologies with plenty of high-quality gross and histologic images, straightforward descriptions, and an explanation of relevant differential diagnoses. This survival guide is introductory, yet comprehensive and a must have for those looking to commence an exploration into the exciting world of placental pathology.