Manual of Histological Techniques Santosh Kumar Mondal
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fm3Manual of Histological Techniques
Santosh KumarMondal MD (Pathology) Associate Professor Department of Pathology Bankura Sammilani Medical College Bankura, West Bengal, India Ex-Associate Professor Department of Pathology Medical College Kolkata, West Bengal,India
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fm5Dedicated to
My parents, Mr Nitai Chandra Mondal and Ms Jyotsna Mondal
The relentless progresses of medical technology have brought into its wake novel methods of investigations and treatments, rendering many older methods obsolete. Pathological investigations remain cornerstone of medical diagnosis. Histotechnology plays a pivotal role to make a diagnosis of surgical specimens.
With the advent of newer diagnostic techniques like molecular diagnostic methods, a quick but very reliable diagnosis is possible, even from small amount of tissue. In this manual, I have included the molecular techniques, immunohistochemistry, cell blocks, and immunofluorescence along with the conventional techniques. For students' easy understanding; many figures, charts, diagrams and tables have been included. At the same time, the volume of the book has been restricted; so that students do not become overburdened during preparation of examination. Specialists and consultants who are working in a surgical pathology laboratory will also find it useful.
I am indebted to my parents Mr Nitai Chandra Mondal and Smt Jyotsna Mondal for their value-based guidance, blessings and constant support that I have received throughout my life. I thank my son Soumyadeep, brother Monotosh and wife Shampa, for their continuous encouragement during preparation of this manual. I also thank postgraduates of pathology (MD, PGT), especially Dr Saikat Mandal and Dr Debasish Bhattacharya, for their help during preparation of this book. I am thankful to my friend Dr Sanjib Pattari, for supplying a few special stained slides.
Despite my best efforts, some mistakes might have crept in. So, I request all readers to kindly bring it to my notice. Your constructive criticism, appreciation and suggestions are most welcome.
Santosh Kumar Mondal