The Practice of Surgical Pathology：A Beginner’s Guide to the Diagnostic Process
Diana Weedman Molavi, MD, PhD
Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
ISBN: 978-0-387-74485-8 e
第2章 解剖病理学中的描述性术语（Descriptive Terms in Anatomic Pathology）
Central to effective learning in pathology is the ability to speak the language. This chapter covers the approach to defining and describing an unknown tumor or lesion and defines histologic terms commonly used in pathology.
2.1与周围正常组织的界面（Interface With the Surrounding Normal Tissue）
2.2细胞量（从低到高）和核分裂率（Cellularity (Low to High) and Mitotic Rate）
Note the cellularity (by cellularity we often mean how blue it is, or how densely packed the nuclei are). Cellularity may be described as hypercellular or just cellular or as hypocellular/ paucicellular. Also look for mitoses on high power. High mitotic rate may be an indicator of malignancy. Atypical mitoses (tripolar) are convincing indicators of malignancy. Estimate how many mitoses are seen per high power field (40×).