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Favorite books of fellows, residents and staff pathologists that attended USCAP 2014

Revised: 27 March 2014
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By author    New books    Top books

By publisher: ARP Press    CAP    LWW    WHO

Pathology Books: general surgical pathology    anatomy    autopsy    basic sciences    bioterrorism    board review    breast    cardiovascular    cytopathology    dermatopathology    electron microscopy    endocrine    eye    forensic    GI    GU    grossing    gynecologic    head and neck    hematopathology    histology    history    IHC    immunology    informatics    kidney    lab medicine    law    liver    lung    mediastinum/serosa    medical dictionaries    medical writing    microbiology    molecular    muscle    neuropathology    oncology    other    parasitology    pediatric    placenta    soft tissue & bone    statistics    stem cells    transfusion

Dermatology Books: cosmetic    dermoscopy    general    infectious    pediatric    surgery    tumors

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According to results from our survey conducted at the 2014 USCAP meeting in San Diego, the following pathology books were recommended as the most useful titles by staff pathologists, residents and fellows that visited our booth. 73 staff pathologists, 96 residents and 21 fellows participated in the survey.

Rosai: Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology
By Juan Rosai
2011 (10th ed), 3200 pages, 3900 illus, $429 list
Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology presents comprehensive guidance on every aspect of the field. The New Edition of this two-volume masterwork retains the practical approach that has earned it a loyal following and widespread critical acclaim. At the same time, it delivers expanded and updated content on molecular pathology, immunohistochemical markers, and cytopathological diagnosis. What's more, this definitive reference is now illustrated in full color throughout! Virtually all of its more than 3,900 illustrations are now in full color, providing unprecedented diagnostic assistance. A bonus CD-ROM delivers all of the book's illustrations in digital format.
World Health Organization (WHO) series
Published by the World Health Organization (WHO) / IARC
Carter: Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology
By Darryl Carter
2009 (5th ed), 3104 pages, $429 list
Completely updated, the Fifth Edition of this standard-setting two-volume reference presents the most advanced diagnostic techniques and the latest information on all currently known disease entities.
Fletcher: Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors
By Christopher Fletcher
2013 (4th ed), 1948 pages, $469 list
Diagnose tumors with confidence with Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 4th Edition. Dr. Christopher Fletcher's renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance you need to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately.
Gattuso: Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology
By Paolo Gattuso
2009 (2nd ed), 1128 pages, 1350 illus, $199 list
Covering a complete range of tumors and tumor-like conditions in all organ systems, it provides a user-friendly road map to the main criteria you should consider in order to differentiate between a variety of potential diagnoses that all have a very similar appearance. Over 1,350 new full-color macro- and microphotographs provide a realistic basis for comparison to what you see under the microscope. Quick checklists cover all diagnostic possibilities to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Full-text online access at expertconsult.com allows you to reference the book from any computer and download all of its images.
Odze: Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
By Robert Odze
2009 (2nd ed), 1392 pages, 2250 illus, $380 list
This one-of-a-kind reference provides a comprehensive and practical guide to help you interpret endoscopic biopsies and resection specimens of all organs related to the digestive system. Plus, thanks to Expert Consult, you'll be able to access the entire contents of this title online and download all images, from anywhere there's an internet connection. The more than 2250 high quality illustrations, 30% more than in the first edition, help you recognize and diagnose any tissue sample under the microscope. Five new chapters, additional expert authors, expanded tables, and coverage of the current clinical approach to management and treatment options, particularly screening and surveillance recommendations for preneoplastic disorders, round out this unique reference.
Molavi: The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process
By Diana Weedman Molavi
2008 (1st ed), 300 pages, 367 illus, $90 list
This book lays the foundation of practical pathology and provides a scaffold on which to build a knowledge base. It includes basic introductory material and progresses through each organ system. Within each chapter, there is a brief review of salient normal histology, a discussion of typical specimen types, a strategic approach to the specimen with a list of what to look for, and a discussion of how the multitude of different diagnoses relate to each other.
Humphrey: The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology
By Peter Humphrey
2012 (2nd ed), 2700 illus, 980 pages, $62 list
Presented in the renowned, fast-access format of other Washington ManualŪ titles, this excellent book is a practical guide to the clinical practice of surgical pathology. This valuable resource covers all aspects of surgical pathology for every organ and anatomic site, including gross examination and dissection; microscopic diagnosis of medical as well as surgical diseases; tumor classification; and tumor staging. Separate chapters are devoted to ancillary surgical pathology techniques, including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, frozen section diagnosis, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA based molecular methods, and imaging technologies.
Schnitt: Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast
By Stuart Schnitt
2012 (2nd ed), 512 pages, 300 illus, $164 list
A practical guide for the diagnostic surgical pathologist, this new edition of Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast presents the diverse spectrum of pathologic alterations that occur in the breast in a manner analogous to that in which they are encountered in daily practice. Lesions are grouped together according to their histologic patterns rather than by the traditional benign-malignant categorization in order to simulate the way pathologists face these lesions as they examine microscopic slides on a daily basis. The role of adjunctive studies in solving diagnostic problems in breast pathology is emphasized where appropriate. In addition, the clinical significance and impact on patient management of the various diagnoses are discussed and key clinical and management points highlighted.
American Registry of Pathology / Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Biopsy Interpretation Series
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Cheng: Essentials of Anatomic Pathology
By Liang Cheng and David Bostwick
2011 (3rd ed), 1879 pages, 2083 color illus, $199 list
This much praised and widely used reference manual has been extensively revised and expanded to cover the entire field of anatomic pathology. The Third Edition features the incorporation of full-color images in the text with updates of new diagnostic and prognostic information. New classifications and numerous new entities and histologic variants are fully explored. Useful immunostaining biomarkers and emerging molecular targets and relevant molecular findings that have emerged from recent genomic studies are incorporated in each chapter. Written by internationally recognized authorities, the comprehensive, evidence-based practice information is presented in an outline format that is clear and easy to follow. Up-to-date and richly detailed, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Third Edition offers both the pathologist-in-training and the practicing pathologist a concise summary of all the critical information needed to recognize, understand and interpret anatomic pathology.
Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology
Published by Saunders
Jaffe: Hematopathology
By Elaine Jaffe
2010 (1st ed), 1024 pages, 1100 illus, $299 list
These experts provide you with today's most effective guidance in evaluating specimens from the lymph nodes, bone marrow, peripheral blood, and more, equipping you to deliver more accurate and actionable pathology reports. More than 1,100 high-quality color images mirror the findings you encounter in practice, and full-text online access lets you search the contents rapidly and download any illustration.
Kumar: Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
By Vijay Kumar
2009 (8th ed), 1464 pages, 1600 illus, $122 list
A "who's who" of pathology experts delivers the most dependable, current, and complete coverage of today's essential pathology knowledge. At the same time, masterful editing and a practical organization make mastering every concept remarkably easy.
Molavi: The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process
By Diana Weedman Molavi
2008 (1st ed), 300 pages, 367 illus, $90 list
This book lays the foundation of practical pathology and provides a scaffold on which to build a knowledge base. It includes basic introductory material and progresses through each organ system. Within each chapter, there is a brief review of salient normal histology, a discussion of typical specimen types, a strategic approach to the specimen with a list of what to look for, and a discussion of how the multitude of different diagnoses relate to each other.
Cibas: Cytology: Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates
By Edmund S. Cibas and Barbara S. Ducatman
2014 (1st ed), 576 pages, $204 list
Fully updated, the 4th edition of Cytology helps you apply the latest diagnostic techniques for the interpretation of a complete range of cytological specimens. This medical reference book offers you quick access to the newest methods and adjunct tests, all in a brief, highly readable format that makes quick work of reviewing the key information available on this powerful yet minimally invasive method. It's a perfectly practical bench manual for trainees and practicing pathologists alike!
Brinster: Dermatopathology
By Nooshin Brinster
2011 (1st ed), 624 pages, 2005 illus, $199 list
Part of the High-Yield Pathology Series, this title is designed to help you review the key pathologic features of skin disease, recognize the classic look of each disease, and quickly confirm your diagnosis. Its templated format, excellent color photographs, concise bulleted text, and authoritative content, will help you accurately identify more than 400 skin conditions.
Mills: Histology for Pathologists
By Stacy Mills
2012 (4th ed), 1328 pages, 2130 illus, $279 list
A strong grounding in basic histology is essential for all pathologists. However, there had always been a gap between histology and pathology in which histologic information specifically for the pathologist was often lacking. Histology for Pathologists deals with the microscopic features of normal human tissues, from the perspective of the surgical pathologist. This is the only text that uses human (vs. animal) tissues for the histology. It is the best reference in the literature for information on normal histology, and, as such, is essential for all clinical pathologists. Written by pathologists for pathologists, the new edition updates the pathologist's understanding of normal histology up to date with the incremental advances made in the last five years. The 3rd edition has become a "classic" purchased by virtually all residents beginning their pathology training, as well as pathologists in practice. The 4th edition builds on that substantial foundation. The table of contents remains essentially the same with the exception of some changes in authorship.
Hoda: Rosen's Breast Pathology
By Syed A. Hoda, Edi Brogi, Fred Koerner, Paul Peter Rosen
2014 (6th ed), 1400 pages, 1900 illus, $400 list
Precise pathological diagnosis of breast disease is the most critical factor in determining treatment and establishing prognosis. The Fourth Edition of Rosen's Breast Pathology provides the most comprehensive, updated information on diseases of the breast. Intended primarily for pathologists, the book will be an indispensible reference for all surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, as well as other physicians and medical personnel who require a thorough knowledge of breast pathology to provide optimal care for their patients.
Amirsys series
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Kurman: Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract
By Robert Kurman
2010 (1st ed), 1410 pages, 1690 illus, $229 list
Since the publication of the 1/e in 1977, Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract has consolidated its position as the leading textbook of gynecological pathology. An essential reference for all pathologists and residents, this thoroughly updated Sixth Edition includes more than 1500 illustrations in color, informative tables and 28 revised chapters written by internationally recognized experts.
Goldblum: Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors
By John Goldblum, Sharon W. Weiss and Andrew L. Folpe
2013 (6th ed), 1176 pages, 2000 illus, $399 list
Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors is your essential medical reference on the diagnosis of tumors of the skeletal muscles, connective tissue, fat, and related structures. No other source matches Enzinger and Weiss's scope and depth of coverage in this complex and challenging area of surgical pathology, and no other text contains as much practical information on differential diagnosis. Microscopic findings are correlated with the latest developments in molecular biology, cytogenetics, and immunohistochemistry, providing you with a comprehensive and integrated approach to the evaluation of soft tissue specimens.
Weidner: Modern Surgical Pathology
By Noel Weidner
2009 (2nd ed), 2608 pages, 3650 illus, $459 list
Presents today's most complete, current, and practical assistance in evaluating and signing out surgical specimens. Clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic features are integrated as appropriate for all tumors and tumor-like lesions, addressing all of the investigative contexts relevant to formulating an accurate diagnosis.
Mais: Practical Clinical Pathology
By Daniel Mais
2013 (1st ed), 480 pages, $239 list
A comprehensive and up to date working review of clinical pathology.
Mais: Quick Compendium of Clinical Pathology
By Daniel Mais
2007 (2nd ed), 484 pages, 69 illus, $145 list
Quick Compendium of Clinical Pathology is the standard bearer. This second edition adds relevant information to the ever-changing field of laboratory medicine. This book is clinical pathology digested, concisely expressed, and thoroughly updated. It is indispensable for those seeking clinical pathology certification or recertification.
Rekhtman: Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists
By Natasha Rekhtman
2011 (1st ed), 180 pages, 183 illus, $80 list
This book is a compilation of high-yield, at-a-glance summaries for various topics on which pathologists frequently need information in a quick reference format while at the microscope (or when cramming for the boards). The authors are early-career pathologists who have compiled this book from the perspective of pathologists-in-training. The focus is not organ-based histologic criteria, but rather everything else that goes into pathologic diagnoses but is difficult to keep committed to memory. The emphasis is on immunohistochemistry, special stains, grading systems, molecular markers, tumor syndromes, and helpful clinical references. Also included are morphologic summaries that encompass high-yield material cutting across all organ systems, such as an illustrated guide for microorganisms, tumor differentials, and an illustrated glossary.
Young: Wheater's Functional Histology
By Barbara Young
2013 (1st ed), 464 pages, $73 list
Take a simple approach to understanding the fundamentals with Wheater's Functional Histology. Offering concise text accompanied by hundreds of captions and images of histology slides, this best-selling textbook will equip you with all the must-know histology information you need to complete your courses and ace your exams.

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