Virbac: Histopathology in Dermatology: Maximising the Clinical Benefit

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Virbac: Histopathology in Dermatology: Maximising the Clinical Benefit
Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Speaker: Rick Last

  


Dr Rick Last – Specialist Veterinary Pathologist

Dr Last is recognised as a registered specialist veterinary pathologist by the South African Veterinary Council.  He received the South African Veterinary Association Clinical Award in 2014.

Member of:

• American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

• Charles Louis Davis Foundation of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

• International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology

• European Society of Veterinary Dermatology



Histopathological evaluation of skin biopsies forms a crucial and essential part of any dermatological evaluation and is one of the most powerful tools in dermatology. However, to maximize the benefit of this diagnostic tool one needs to have a very close working relationship between the clinician and pathologist, regarding historical and dermatological information, graphic description of lesion distribution, in conjunction with good specimen selection, appropriate biopsy technique application and careful sample collection. As dermatopathology is the single most valuable laboratory aid to the dermatologists, it is important that clinicians have a basic understanding of dermatopathology vocabulary and the significance of pattern analysis, to ensure that they extract as much benefit as possible from their histopathology report.


 

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