I was really happy with this section. Under the new divisions, Basic Pathology gets a few pages early to cover neoplasia and inflammation. The majority of Pathology is spread out in the Systems from the second half of the book (which is why so little is covered here).
As always, this is from an email sent to the First Aid team.
- P.204, Paraneoplastic effects of tumors:
- From Robbins Pathology: “Definition: Symptoms not directly related to the spread of the tumor or elaboration of hormones indigenous to the tissue from which the tumor arose.” “Cancer-associated hypercalcemia also results from osteolysis induced by bony metastases; this, however, is not to be considered a paraneoplastic syndrome.” This section in the First Aid lists “bone metastasis (lysed bone)” as a paraneoplastic syndrome causing hypercalcemia. This is not “para” neoplastic or an endocrinopathy like the elaboration of PTH-like peptides from Squamous Cell Lung Cancer.
- Hepatocellular CA is also capable of expressing erythropoietin as a PNP syndrome.
- P.205, Cancer epidemiology
- The way that these percentages are listed makes the pattern non-obvious. I suggest simply rearranging the data.
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