A laser, an acronym lor light amplification by stimulated
emission of radiation, is a device for generating a high-intensity,
ostensibly parallel beam of monochromatic (single
wavelength) electromagnetic radiation. The possibility of
stimulated emission was predicted by Einstein in I9I7;
based on the work of Gordon in 1955 and Schawlow and
Townes in 1958, Maiman created the first operational laser
in 1960, a ruby laser emitting a brilliant red beam of light.
is with great pleasure and honor that I embrace the
opportunity to write this book. After more than 25
years of practice, clinical observation, and case documentation,
you get excited about what works and
what does not work. The case study format is an
excellent way to share this knowledge. All the cases
are presented in a systematic format illustrating
examination, diagnosis, diagnostic wax - up, treatment
plan, treatment sequence, provisionalization, and the
fi nished case.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Mohs surgery and histopathology: Beyond the fundamentals" presents the following contents: Microscopy and tissue preparation, introduction to laboratory techniques, how to excise tissue for optimal sectioning, optimizing the mohs microscope, tissue preparation and chromacoding, embedding techniques.
Non-invasive Breslow index determination would allow one-time procedure for melanoma
clinical management which would be of utmost medical interest for several reasons:
unimpaired sentinel lymph node status, low morbidity, pain and stress associated to
surgical excision margins. However, as explained throughout the current chapter, such a
determination requires melanoma diagnosis prior to Breslow determination.
Tomić et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2010, 5:47 http://www.josr-online.com/content/5/1/47
An aggressive chondroblastoma of the knee treated with resection arthrodesis and limb lengthening using the Ilizarov technique
Slavko Tomić1, Aleksandar Lešić2, Marko Bumbaširević2, Jelena Sopta3, Zoran Rakočević4, Henry D Atkinson5*
Abstract This case report describes the management of a 15 year old male with a biologically aggressive chondroblastoma of the knee.
A second paragraph will
address Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) that has been tested on phantoms
mimicking melanoma. A third paragraph will talk about two techniques that have given
preliminary results on potential Breslow index determination: the first one, infrared
microimaging, performed on fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues (i.e. after excision of the
tumour) and the second one, photoacoustic microscopy, performed in vivo on mice on which
melanoma human cells were xenografted.