This book covers all aspects of basic, essential, recent advances and controversies in myopathology. The major emphasis is on diagnostic myopathology of muscular dystrophies, inflammatory myopathies, mitochondrial myopathies, metabolic myopathies, congenital myopathies, myopathies of miscellaneous etiology, neurogenic and neuromuscular junction disorders, the goal being to broaden readers' understanding of individual disease subgroups. The book also contains all the essential details needed to establish a neuromuscular lab, making it especially relevant for laboratory technical staff and research scholars.
.- Introduction to normal skeletal muscle: Anatomy, physiology, histology, and ultrastructure
.- Muscle biopsy procedure and processing.-Histochemistry and Immunochemistry of normal muscle.- Histochemistry and Immunochemistry of normal muscle.- A pathologist's expectation from the clinician.- Myopathology: Common terminologies Illustrated.- Classification of skeletal muscle diseases.- Muscular dystrophies.- Inflammatory myopathies.- Mitochondrial myopathies and related diseases.- Congenital myopathies and related diseases.- Metabolic myopathies and related diseases.- Myopathies of miscellaneous etiology.- Diseases of neuromuscular junction.- Neurogenic disorders.- A beginner's approach to skeletal muscle biopsy.- Skeletal muscle biopsy banking.- Recent advances and controversies in myopathology