Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology 4th Edition
This book is designed to provide a comprehensive review of both general and organ-specific pathology through multiple choice questions with explanations of the answers. The source materials are the ninth editions of Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (PBD9) and Robbins Basic Pathology (BP9), and in several chapters, Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology (AP3). The questions in this review book follow the chapters and topics in these source materials to facilitate ongoing selfassessment as students work their way through a curriculum to gain and then apply their understanding of key concepts.
This book is intended to be a useful resource for students in a variety of health science training programs.
In keeping with recommended question writing style for licensing examinations, we have included single best-answer questions, most with a clinical vignette, followed by a series of homogenous choices. This approach emphasizes an understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms and manifestations of disease in a clinical context. We have incorporated relevant laboratory, radiologic, and physical diagnostic findings in the questions to emphasize clinicopathologic correlations.
Although this adds to the extent of individual questions, the thoroughness reinforces learning, as a review should. Each answer includes a succinct explanation of why a particular choice is “correct” and the other choices are “incorrect.” Each answer is referenced by page numbers to both Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and Robbins Basic Pathology (both the current ninth edition and the previous eighth edition of each), and in several cases, to figures in the third edition of Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, to facilitate and encourage a more complete reading of topics targeted for further review. Pathology is a visually oriented discipline; hence full-color images accompany many of the questions. The illustrations are taken mainly from the Robbins textbooks, so students can reinforce their study of the figures in the texts with questions that utilize the same or similar images.
The revisions in this fourth edition reflect new topics and new understanding of disease processes reflected in the most recent editions of the Robbins textbooks. The questions are intentionally written to be fairly difficult, with the purpose of “pushing the envelope” of students’ understanding of pathology.
We are pushing it even further with a comprehensive final examination section that includes questions drawn from challenging topics covered in the entire book.
CHAPTER 1: The Cell as a Unit of Health and Disease
CHAPTER 2: Cellular Pathology
CHAPTER 3: Inflammation and Repair
CHAPTER 4: Hemodynamic Disorders
CHAPTER 5: Genetic Disorders
CHAPTER 6: Immune System Diseases
CHAPTER 7: Neoplastic Disorders
CHAPTER 8: Infectious Diseases
CHAPTER 9: Environmental and Nutritional Diseases
CHAPTER 10: Diseases of Infancy and Childhood
CHAPTER 11: Blood Vessels
CHAPTER 12: The Heart
CHAPTER 13: Hematopathology of White Blood Cells
CHAPTER 14: Hematopathology of Red Blood Cells and Bleeding Disorders
CHAPTER 15: The Lung
CHAPTER 16: Head and Neck
CHAPTER 17: Gastrointestinal Tract
CHAPTER 18: Liver and Biliary Tract
CHAPTER 19: Pancreas
CHAPTER 20: Kidney
CHAPTER 21: The Lower Urinary Tract and Male Genital System
CHAPTER 22: Female Genital Tract
CHAPTER 23: The Breast
CHAPTER 24: The Endocrine System
CHAPTER 25: The Skin
CHAPTER 26: Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue Tumors
CHAPTER 27: Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle
CHAPTER 28: Central Nervous System
CHAPTER 29: The Eye
CHAPTER 30: Final Review and Assessment
Authors: Edward C. Klatt, Vinay Kumar