Kim K Piper, Gail G Valentine


This chapter is an approach to bone pathology for a scientist rather than a histopathologist. It deals with the approach to cutting the bone biopsy, the relative merits of one method over another. The chapter also discusses the importance of correlation with both known clinical information, radiological appearances, and the final histology in reaching a diagnosis. A discussion of selected more common pathologies is covered, this is however not an exhaustive chapter on all bone pathologies.