Books for Pathologists
Revised: 13 February 2014
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Dermatology Books: cosmetic dermoscopy general infectious pediatric surgery tumors
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Argenyi: Cutaneous Neural Neoplasms
By Zsolt Argenyi
2010 (1st ed), 400 pages, 175 illus, $165 list
Cutaneous Neural Neoplasms provides an essential aid in diagnosis by discussing the cardinal clinico-pathologic features of cutaneous tumors relevant to these specialists. It covers detailed pathologic features, and their differential diagnosis. Applicable special diagnostic techniques are extensively illustrated. Whenever relevant, key therapeutic recommendations are provided. This book is intended to fill a major gap in the currently available resources for practicing physicians, and will provide them with an appropriate knowledge base to handle these challenging tumors in the most up-to-date fashion.
By Raymond Barnhill
2010 (3rd ed), 950 pages, $329 list
A comprehensive, user-friendly reference on dermatopathology addressing differential diagnosis at the microscopic level. Tables detail specific entities utilizing both clinical and histopathologic features, while in-depth discussions and quality illustrations aid recognition of dermatologic disorders. Appendices include histochemical stains, immunopathology, and electron microscopy. Also included is a special glossary of dermatopathology.
Barnhill: Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma
By Raymond Barnhill, Michael Piepkorn, Klaus J. Busam
2014 (1st ed), 530 pages, $239 list
Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma has once again been fully revised and updated to reflect the most recent advances and techniques in the field of melanoma pathology. The successful focus and format of the previous editions have been preserved. Each lesion and diagnosis is clearly illustrated with the aid of a wealth of digitally enhanced full-color photomicrographs. A concise description of the clinical features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and the most important characteristics of each lesion provides readers with a quick yet comprehensive overview of each topic covered. Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma is the essential reference for every practicing dermatopathologist, pathologist, dermatologist, and cancer research scientist today.
Billings: Inflammatory Dermatopathology
By Steven Billings
2010 (1st ed), 224 pages, 226 illus, $189 list
Inflammatory Dermatopathology: A Pathologist's Survival Guide provides expert guidance for the reader to develop a systematic approach to the diagnosis of inflammatory disorders of the skin. It covers the most common and clinically important inflammatory disorders of the skin through an image-rich easy to read format. Each section includes practical tips to help navigate the differential diagnosis. Microscopic features are listed as bullet points to enhance readability. Examples of diagnostic comments that practicing pathologists can utilize in their own reports are also provided. Demonstrating a global understanding of inflammatory dermatoses in a quick and efficient manner, Inflammatory Dermatopathology: A Pathologist's Survival Guide will both guide the reader in how to approach inflammatory dermatoses, as well as provide a tool that will help with the writing of surgical pathology reports.
Bowling: Diagnostic Dermoscopy: The Illustrated Guide
By Jonathan Bowling
2012 (1st ed), 156 pages, $70 list
Covering melanocytic lesions, non-melanocytic lesions, special sites, and general dermatological lesions, Diagnostic Dermoscopy gives you a guide to choosing and using the dermoscope most suited to your needs, an introduction to the dermoscopic alphabet, a visual guide to the global features of dermatologic disease through the dermoscope, a more detailed look at the local structure of skin lesions for more accurate diagnosis.
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.
By Klaus Busam
2010, 704 pages, 1100 illus, $201 list
This new volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series packs all of today's most essential dermatopathology know-how into a compact, high-yield format! Its pragmatic, well-organized approach, abundant full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance tables make the information you need easy to access. Over 1,100 full-color photographs capture the appearance of a full range of skin lesions. And, Expert Consult functionality gives you easy access to the full text online as well as all of the book's images for enhanced visual guidance
Calonje: McKee's Pathology of the Skin
By J. Eduardo Calonje
2011 (4th ed), 1906 pages, 5000 illus, $500 list
McKee's Pathology of the Skin is the most complete, in-depth resource on dermatopathology, covering etiology, pathogenesis, disease mechanisms, and recent genetic, molecular, and basic science data. Drs. J. Eduardo Calonje, Thomas Brenn, Alexander Lazar, and Phillip McKee present new illustrations, updated chapters, and coverage of new entities such as lymphomas, cutaneous tissue tumors, diseases of the nail, and more in this extensively revised fourth edition. This new edition is an absolute must for practicing dermatopathologists and general pathologists who sign out skin biopsies. It has over 5,000 images and new chapters on the pathology of HIV/AIDS, conjunctival tumors, sentinel lymph node biopsies, laboratory techniques in dermatopathology and a section on the pathology of salivary gland tumors. Also, the chapters on disorders of keratinization and diseases of the nails have been completely updated.
Cockerell: Dermatopathology: Clinicopathological Correlations
By Clay Cockerell, Martin C Mihm, Brian J. Hall, Cary Chisholm, Chad Jessup, Margaret C. Merola
2014 (1st ed), 400 pages, 706 illus, $189 list
Dermatopathology is a specialized branch of pathology in which there has been great progress as new techniques have become available to evaluate the pathology of the skin. Many of the advances in our knowledge and understanding of the skin and the diseases that affect it have been made by people with experience of both diagnostic pathology and clinical dermatology. With significant numbers of large textbooks available, there is a need to provide practical clinical information and concise criteria for pathologic diagnosis for pathologists and dermatologists looking for up-to-date diagnostic and management options.
Cockerell: Diagnostic Pathology: Nonneoplastic Dermatopathology
By Clay Cockerell
2012, 438 pages, 1085 illus, $299 list
Diagnostic Pathology: Nonneoplastic Dermatopathology is the only image-heavy pathology or dermatology textbook to focus solely on nonneoplastic dermatopathology. This complicated field can be difficult for even practicing pathologists to master. However, with this groundbreaking book it will become much easier. This handsome 438-page volume is the ideal reference for skin pathology for the practicing pathologist and dermatologist. Written by expert authors, this book covers carefully analyzes over 150 diagnoses in concise bulleted text that highlights the most significant diagnostic factors. Each diagnosis includes definitions, terminology, etiology, pathogenesis, demographics, clinical presentations, therapy, prognosis, gross and microscopic pathology, differential diagnoses, and special studies including immunohistochemistry and molecular/genetics.
Crowson: Biopsy Interpretation of the Skin: Primary Non-Lymphoid Neoplasms of the Skin
By A. Crowson
2010, 464 pages, 300 illus, $168 list
This new volume of the Biopsy Interpretation Series is a practical, superbly illustrated reference on the primary non-lymphoid neoplasms of the skin. The book offers guidelines on how and when to biopsy the skin and then discusses benign melanocytic proliferations, precursor lesions to melanoma, and melanomas. Also included are discussions of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and its precursors, benign and malignant adnexal neoplasms, and soft tissue neoplasms of the skin and superficial subcutis. A major highlight of the book is the extensive discussion of differential diagnostic considerations and their separation from the main diagnostic entities under consideration.
Crowson: The Melanocytic Proliferations: A Comprehensive Textbook of Pigmented Lesions
By A. Neil Crowson, Cynthia M. Magro, Martin C. Mihm
2014 (1st ed), 536 pages, 300 illus, $300 list
A thorough updating of this best-selling textbook, The Melanocytic Proliferations is the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the subject available. Presenting an experience- and evidence-based review of pigmented lesions encompassing the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of melanocytic proliferations and disorders, including malignant melanoma, this fully revised second edition contains three completely new chapters: Staging of Melanoma, Dermoscopy and its relationship to the histomorphology of select pigmented lesions, and Confocal microscopy of melanoma subtypes.
Edward: Essential Dermatopathology
By Sara Edward
2011, 512 pages, 1000 illus, $155 list
Essential Dermatopathology is designed to assist pathology trainees, general pathologists, dermatology trainees, and dermatologists in understanding the basics of dermatopathology. It illustrates and defines common dermatopathology terms and descriptions, basic inflammatory patterns and their major differential diagnoses in the introductory chapters. The final chapters consist of a systematic overview of common dermatological conditions/lesions, logically described in separate chapters based on site of predominant involvement. The aim of the layout is to closely mimic the systematic method by which pathology slides are reported.
Elder: Atlas and Synopsis of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
By David Elder
2012 (2nd ed), 560 pages, 1630 illus, $207 list
Atlas and Synopsis of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin provides a systematic approach to diagnosing skin diseases. Written for trainees as well as experienced dermatopathologists, this text classifies skin diseases by location, reaction patterns, and cell type, if applicable. Revised and updated based on the 10th edition of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin, it greatly expands the concept of pattern recognition in differential diagnosis.
El-Darouti: Challenging Cases in Dermatology
By Mohammad El-Darouti
2013 (1st ed), 778 pages, 823 illus, $239 list
The cases presented in this book will guide the reader through the process of making a diagnosis based on logical thinking. The book provides a wealth of knowledge regarding diagnostic approaches and pearls of wisdom. In addition to unusual presentations of common diseases, it includes discussions about rare diseases, complex cases, surprising diagnoses, therapeutic challenges and other important features. Becoming acquainted with such unusual cases will provide the dermatologist with increased knowledge, a wider perspective, and innovative techniques that can be used to solve diagnostic dilemmas. Readers will improve their way of thinking and data analysis, and will be able to improve differential diagnoses. This book provides the unique feature of a strategic way of thinking while discussing each case, in order to reach a diagnosis. The text includes comparisons of each case to other similar cases, pointing out the distinguishing features of conditions under consideration.
Elder: Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
By David Elder
2008 (10th ed), 1408 pages, 1400 illus, $360 list
Lever's Histopathology of the Skin is a classic, comprehensive work that has been used by generations of dermatopathologists, pathologists, and dermatologists to further their knowledge, in their current practices, and in the training of their students. The pathophysiologic organization is based on Walter Lever's original scheme, with appropriate modifications over the years, and is more efficient than the pattern method, since related entities are discussed in juxtaposition. This edition contains over 1,400 full-color illustrations, including photomicrographs and clinical photographs of diseases not covered in previous editions. The chapter on algorithmic pattern recognition has been expanded and extensively cross-referenced to the chapters on diseases to aid readers in generating differential diagnoses for unknown cases.
Elder: Tumorigenic Melanocytic Proliferations
By David Elder
2009 (1st ed), 320 pages, $160 list
The goal of this unique book is to provide detailed insight into a wealth of expert experience in such cases, with in-depth review of the expert s analysis and diagnostic process supported by high-quality color photomicrographs and discussion of the diagnostic principles involved in evaluating these lesions.
By Dirk Elston, Tammie Ferringer, Steven Peckham, Whitney A. High, David J. DiCaudo, Christine Ko
2013, 464 pages, $149 list
With a unique combination of targeted online lectures, vast online image collections, and an easy-to-follow supporting atlas, Dr. Elston's highly acclaimed "dermatopathology made easier" approach presents a unique way to master the foundations of this complex dermatology sub-specialty, guiding you through the diagnosis of the most important and common dermatologic pathology findings seen in practice.
Fruet: Cutaneous Lymphomas
By B. Fruet
2013, 111 pages, 2005 illus, $70 list
This book offers a unique insight into the world of cutaneous lymphomas. In addition to the case description it gives the clinical, histological, and in most cases also the phenotypical features and the results of molecular techniques. A commentary puts the observations into the context of cutaneous lymphomas. High quality pictures accompany this exceptional collection of rare and unusual cases. These will interest dermatologists, oncologists, pathologists and hematologists.
Gross: Mohs Surgery and Histopathology
By Ken Gross and Howard Steinman
2009 (1st ed), 196 pages, 426 illus, $165 list
Mohs surgery is a highly effective treatment for certain cutaneous and oral pharyngeal cancers. The procedure allows for the precise and complete removal of cancers while preserving significant amounts of normal tissue. Through the presentation and orientation of the specimens' complete surgical margin on pathology slides, the location of tumor foci and other relevant findings can be correlated with their locations on the surgical wound. The ability to create perfect slides for histological examination lies at the core of effective Mohs surgery. These procedures have a 99 percent cure rate for certain cancers when implemented correctly. This book describes the methods the dermatologist, pathologist, or technician can use to optimize the Mohs technique and produce the highest-quality slides and highest cure rates possible.
Hosler: Molecular Diagnostics for Dermatology
By Gregory Hosler
2014 (1st ed), 352 pages, $80 list
Molecular diagnostics is an exploding field, and recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of disease have provided a platform for the development of new diagnostic tests as well as tests to predict tumor behavior and potential response to targeted therapy. This textbook provides a reference and practical guide to molecular diagnostics for dermatologists and dermatopathologists. It outlines our current understanding of the molecular underpinnings of dermatologic disease, describes the appropriate use of currently available molecular tests, and explains the interpretation of these tests in the context of diagnosis and management. Tests relating to various disorders are covered, including but not confined to melanoma, genodermatoses, and infectious disease. Pitfalls are highlighted and user-friendly algorithmic approaches, presented.
Johnston: Weedon's Skin Pathology Essentials
By Ronald Johnston
2011 (1st ed), 792 pages, 3000 illus, $165 list
Weedon's Skin Pathology Essentials provides you with a detailed and extensive quick-reference guide to the recognition and diagnosis of skin lesions, both from the clinical and histological perspective. It serves as a comprehensive review and reference for pathologists and dermatologists in training and in practice by providing quick answers to diagnostic problems in the interpretation and diagnosis of skin biopsies. Its innovative, accessible outline format, bullet point style, and numerous high quality clinical and histological images make essential, key facts for any given lesion easy to find and retrieve. Numerous algorithms of differential diagnoses help direct the user to the most likely diagnosis of any suspect lesion.
Kazakov: Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors
By Dmitry Kazakov
2012, 830 pages, $369 list
The proposed book will be comprehensive and will include all recognized variants covering the broad spectrum of adnexal tumor pathology. Included will also be chapters dealing with site-specific lesions such as the eyelid, neck, navel, anogenital areas, etc. The format will be extremely user-friendly comprising succinct text and comprehensive microscopic illustrations. The scope will be such that any variation on the theme of adnexal tumor pathology will be readily available at a glance. The text will be structured as follows: clinical features, histology, immunohistochemistry, genetic features and differential diagnosis.
Ko: Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression
By Christine J. Ko, Ronald J. Barr
2011 (2nd ed), 296 pages, 800 illus, $91 list
Although other Atlases exist, they are organized by disease. This atlas takes the appearance as the starting point for learning how to differentiate similarly presenting problems. It concentrates on the most common diseases rather than being comprehensive, which can be confusing to the trainee.
LeBoit: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Skin (Volume 10)
By Philip E LeBoit, Gunter Burg, David Weedon and Alain Sarasin
2006, 360 pages, 700 illus, $110 list
This volume covers keratinocytic, melanocytic, appendageal, haematopoietic, soft tissue and neural tumours, as well as inherited tumour syndromes.
Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin
By Massoud Mahmoudi
2010 (1st ed), 350 pages, 91 illus, $90 list
Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin offers clinicians a wide range of challenging cases that are certain to provide hours of thoughtful and instructive review. Using a case study format and including excellent quality color images, Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin consists of five parts and 20 chapters. The chapters cover such areas as allergic rhinitis, allergic diseases of the eye, drug-induced urticaria, cosmetic allergy, drug allergy, latex allergy, atopic dermatitis, vasculitis, and a range of other commonly seen disorders of the skin.
Massi: Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma
By Guido Massi and Philip LeBoit
2013, 750 pages, 768 illus, $279 list
The interpretation of melanocytic tumors represents probably the most difficult task in the field of dermatopathology. The second edition of this text and atlas depicts a broad range of the most important and most challenging melanocytic lesions. Each individual case is illustrated with at least three high-quality color photographs and is commented on at length, highlighting the diagnostic clues. The goal of the authors is to assist the ordinary pathologist in making a precise workable diagnosis in their daily practice. They achieve this by providing simple criteria that will serve as a sound basis for an unequivocal diagnosis of either a benign or a malignant melanocytic neoplasm. The reader will find Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma to be an invaluable guide to correct diagnosis even in difficult or rare cases.
Masterpol: Atlas of Essential Dermatopathology
By Kasia Masterpol
2013 (1st ed), 150 illus, 174 illus, $139 list
Dermatopathology often presents considerable difficulty for the dermatologist in training when defining the subtle differences in the appearance of various conditions. This Atlas of Essential Dermatopathology is based on materials developed during dermatopathology teaching signout at the Massachusetts General Hospital and replicates the experience at the microscope. It contains numerous hand drawn sketches and tables plus stunning histological images to describe the appearances of common dermatologic conditions. Each chapter is brief and focuses on the main learning points. Tables of special stains, immunohistochemical markers and a glossary of terms are also included to broaden the reader’s experience. The content is based on the most frequently encountered processes in the MGH Dermatopathology Unit; it is not intended to be comprehensive but rather an outline and atlas of the essentials in diagnostic dermatopathology. This book will therefore be an indispensable primer for trainees of all levels – students and residents alike – in dermatology and pathology.
Murphy: Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Melanoma
By Michael Murphy
2011 (1st ed), 336 pages, 29 illlus, $219 list
This book describes both the technologies used in the discovery of melanoma biomarkers and the clinical application of these biomarkers for diagnosis and staging of disease, determination of prognosis, treatment planning, monitoring of response to therapy, identification of novel therapeutic targets and drug development. A broad range of biomarkers (DNA/chromosomal, mRNA, microRNA, mitochondrial DNA, epigenetic and protein) is outlined. As therapies for melanoma become increasingly more target specific, the identification, validation and use of biomarkers will invariably play a greater role in the management of patients with this disease. Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Melanoma is an essential resource for oncologists, dermatologists, dermatopathologists, general pathologists with an interest in melanoma, and melanoma researchers.
Murphy: Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
By Michael Murphy
2011 (1st ed), 491 pages, $239 list
"Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology" presents the basics of molecular biology and molecular diagnostic methods most commonly used in the clinical laboratory, with an emphasis on the concepts and testing most relevant to dermatological diseases. Topics include the integration of newer diagnostic and prognostic techniques with 'traditional' histologic approaches, and discussions of regulatory, ethical, legal, economic issues and 'newer' technologies. This important diagnostic tool outlines the clinically relevant uses (i.e.; diagnostic, staging and/or prognostic) applications of these techniques in the field of dermatology. Molecular studies that investigate the pathogenesis of skin diseases will be excluded, unless they also have a direct diagnostic utility. The book will be of interest to practicing pathologists, dermatology and pathology residents, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists.
Patterson: Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach
By James Patterson
2013, 784 pages, 1400 illus, $285 list
Practical Skin Pathology is the only dermatopathology reference that uses a systematic pattern recognition approach to help you achieve more accurate diagnoses of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin diseases. This volume in the Pattern Recognition Series helps you to efficiently and confidently evaluate even the most challenging skin diseases and lesions.
Plaza: Inflammatory Skin Disorders
By Jose Plaza
2011 (1st ed), 224 pages, $75 list
Inflammatory Skin Disorders presents the full gamut of key inflamed skin disorders entities and diagnoses that a pathologist can expect to encounter in daily practice. Coverage includes inflammatory reactions limited to the epidermis, inflammatory reactions of the dermis, inflammatory reactions of subcutaneous tissue, infectious diseases, cutaneous and metabolic disorders and more. Inflammatory Skin Disorders is highly illustrated throughout and provides a handy summary and quick reference guide for pathology residents and less experienced pathologists. In addition, it serves as a portable "refresher course" or MOC review tool for more experienced pathologists.
Plaza: Neoplastic Lesions of the Skin
By Jose Plaza, Victor Prieto, Saul Suster
2013 (1st ed), 384 pages, $90 list
Neoplastic Lesions of the Skin presents the full gamut of key inflamed skin disorders entities and diagnoses that a pathologist can expect to encounter in daily practice. Coverage includes inflammatory reactions limited to the epidermis, inflammatory reactions of the dermis, inflammatory reactions of subcutaneous tissue, infectious diseases, cutaneous and metabolic disorders and more. Neoplastic Lesions of the Skin is highly illustrated throughout and provides a handy summary and quick reference guide for pathology residents and less experienced pathologists. In addition, it serves as a portable "refresher course" or MOC review tool for more experienced pathologists.
Rapini: Practical Dermatopathology
By Ronald Rapini
2012, 460 pages, 700 illus, $179 list
Quickly and confidently evaluate and diagnose skin biopsies with Practical Dermatopathology. Written from the perspective of both the histopathologist and clinician, this popular medical reference allows you to search by disease or pathologic feature to quickly locate key criteria and a differential diagnosis. Practical and portable, Practical Dermatopathology is your ideal high-yield microscope companion!
Smoller: Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease
By Bruce Smoller
2010 (1st ed), 250 pages, 265 illus, $189 list
Through a unique presentation of clinical photographs and accompanying histologic photomicrographs, Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease provides the practicing surgical pathologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, internal medicine physician and dermatopathologist with a single volume source that reviews the clinical and pathologic features of metabolic and endocrine disorders that display cutaneous manifestations. Color photographs are presented for each condition followed by a series of phoromicrographs depicting each entity microscopically. The text includes Clinical Features, Pathology, Etiopathogenesis, Differential Diagnosis and Therapy for all entities, described in a clear, concise style. In-depth discussions of the clinical findings, as well as the histologic features of these diseases are included.
Smoller: Dermatopathology: The Basics
By Bruce Smoller
2010 (1st ed), 150 pages, 190 illus, $60 list
Dermatopathology: The Basics serves as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader is able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition.
Smoller: Epidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics
By Bruce Smoller
2010 (1st ed), 250 pages, $60 list
Epidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader will be able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findings and epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed. The chapters are thematically based and consist of essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access and direct comparison between entities.
Smoller: Inflammatory Dermatoses
By Bruce Smoller
2010 (1st ed), 315 pages, 323 illus, $60 list
Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader will be able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findings and epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed.
Sondak: Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Multidisciplinary Approach
By Vernon Sondak
2010 (1st ed), 300 pages, $65 list
Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon but not rare aggressive cutaneous malignancy. It has many similarities to melanoma, particularly in the need for aggressive multidisciplinary treatment, but far less is known about this disease by most practicing physicians. This book summarizes all of the existing knowledge about Merkel cell carcinoma and provides a much-needed perspective on future opportunities for diagnostic and therapeutic advances. It offers practical how to advice on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, and also insight into how to establish a multidisciplinary Merkel cell carcinoma clinic. In addition, it will serve as a unique resource for trainees (medical students, residents and fellows) as well as for Merkel cell carcinoma patients and their advocates and caregivers.
Weedon: Weedon's Skin Pathology
By David Weedon
2009 (3rd ed), 1968 pages, 1200 illus, $439 list
Thoroughly revised and up-dated, this comprehensive, authoritative reference will help both the experienced and novice practitioner diagnose skin diseases and disorders more accurately and effectively. A superb full color art program illustrates the salient pathological features of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions and will help the reader easily interpret key clinical and diagnostic points. This single–authored text incorporates the wealth of Dr. Weedon’s own personal observations and experience in his approach to the diagnosis and interpretation of skin biopsies and is full of useful diagnostic clues and pearls. This remarkable book is an indispensable resource for all those involved in the identification and evaluation of skin disorders.
Wick: Neoplastic Mimics in Dermatopathology
By Mark R. Wick and James W. Patterson
2013 (1st ed), 208 pages, 400 illus, $160 list
Virtually all sites in the human body can host lesions that simulate neoplasms, and many of these "pseudotumors" can simulate neoplasms on all levels of analysis-- clinical, radiologic, and pathologic-- thus they represent particular diagnostic pitfalls for the pathologist that can ultimately lead to therapeutic misdirection. This book provides the pathologist with detailed morphologic descriptions and diagnostic guidance in recognizing these neoplastic mimics as they occur in the skin. In addition, descriptions and diagnostic guidance are provided for the range of skin lesions that may mimic benign masses but are in fact neoplastic. This analysis of diagnostic mimics guides the pathologist through recognizing and distinguishing the unusual variants, morphologic anomalies and misleading features that may easily lead to an inaccurate interpretation and missed diagnosis. The book emphasizes imaging and clinical correlations throughout to support the pathologist as consultant to the diagnostic and clinical management team. Every pathologist who sees skin cases will find this book a valuable working tool to ensure accurate diagnosis.
By Eduardo Zappi
2012 (1st ed), 219 pages, 273 illus, $189 list
This book shall assist the microscopist in a practical way, with the help of three mainstays, a. clinical information, b. the resources a standard histopathology laboratory may offer and c. the light microscope, to approach and solve the diagnostic problems he/she may face in the field of dermatopa¬thology. In fact, this is the way in which the senior author of this book has been successfully working over thirty years in his capacity as director of a private dermatopathology laboratory.
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