Books for Pathologists
General surgical pathology
Revised: 21 January 2013
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Dermatology Books: cosmetic dermoscopy general infectious pediatric surgery tumors
CAP: The Best of CAP Today Q&A
2010 (1st ed), 176 pages, $40 list
PCAP TODAY: The Best of Q&A is a compilation of experts’ answers to readers’ questions as published in the popular Q&A section of CAP TODAY. Spanning a decade, topics will appeal to both anatomic and clinical pathologists as well as cytopathologists, medical technologists, and laboratory directors.
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.
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.
Cheng: Molecular Surgical Pathology
By Liang Cheng
2013 (1st ed), 130 illus, 497 pages, $209 list
Molecular Surgical Pathology provides a concise review of recent advancement of molecular pathology in each organ system. The text is intended as a “first knowledge base” in the rapidly evolving field of molecular pathology and is organized in a user friendly outline format. Each chapter is organ-based and covers important aspects of molecular pathology and its impact on our daily practice of surgical pathology. The topics presented herein constitute the fundamentals and core base of knowledge required for the daily practice of surgical pathology. This book focuses on the practical utilities of molecular techniques and molecular biomarkers in daily practice of surgical pathology. The emphasis is on the impact of molecular pathology for tumor classification, diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as its implications for patient management and personalized care. Numerous tables, diagrams and color illustrations are included throughout.
Damjanov: Pathology for Health Professions
By Ian Damjanov
2011 (2nd ed), 560 pages, $83 list
Providing a sound foundation of pathology knowledge, Pathology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition gives you a clear, concise, clinically relevant overview of general pathology, including injury, inflammation, and neoplasia, followed by a detailed review of each organ system. A DEPPiCT approach presents each major disease in the same format that includes, when feasible, a description of Disease, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Clinical features, and Therapy or prognosis.
Damjanov: Pathology Secrets
By Ian Damjanov
2008 (3rd ed), 528 pages, $24 list
A two-color page layout, portable size, and a list of the Top 100 Secrets in pathology help students and residents to better meet the challenges they face today. They will find all of the features they rely on the Secret Series For a question-and-answer format, lists, mnemonics, and tables and an informal tone that make reference fast and easy. No matter what questions arise in practice or while preparing for boards, this 3rd Edition has the answers.
Eldin: The Skilful Pathologist: Pathology Concepts in Histopathology Diagnosis
By Osama Eldin
2011 (2nd ed), 261 pages, $140 list
Histopathology diagnosis is the surest diagnostic test employed for detection of a disease compared to the other laboratory and clinical investigations. Hence, the precise learning of the particular diagnostic guidelines in histopathology is crucial for the appropriate patient management. Taking this into consideration, the current book is solely designed to deliver tips and tricks in macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of specimens and with the aid of ancillary studies including special stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. In the light of the new changes in Tnm staging, the gross "macroscopic" examination of the specimen is illustrated
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.
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 Manual® 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.
Husain: Thoracic Pathology: A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series
By Aliya Husain
2012 (1st ed), 624 pages, 600 illus, $199 list
Save time identifying and diagnosing diseases of the lung, mediastinum and heart with Thoracic Pathology, a volume in the Highy Yield Pathology series. Edited by noted pathologist Dr. Aliya Husain, this medical reference book is designed to help you review the key pathologic features of a full range of thoracic diseases, recognize the classic look of typical specimens, and quickly confirm your diagnoses for more than 400 discreet entities found in the lung, mediastinum, and heart.
Klatt: Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology
By Edward Klatt
2009 (2nd ed), 576 pages, 1200 illus, $55 list
Designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 8th Edition, this full-color atlas offers more than 1,500 outstanding full-color illustrations that vividly depict the diseases you need to know for pathology courses and USMLE exams. A quick visual reference or review of material for students and professionals alike.
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.
Kumar: Robbins Basic Pathology
By Vinay Kumar, Abul K Abbas, Nelson Fausto and Richard Mitchell
2012 (9th ed), 928 pages, 1000 illus, $100 list
Get a rich understanding of all essential pathology concepts with expert guidance from an all-star editorial team and grasp the connections between basic science and clinical medicine with clinicopathologic correlations throughout.
Mitchell: Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
By Richard Mitchell
2010 (8th ed), 800 pages, $40 list
This Pocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition offers rapid, portable access to the most important pathology facts and concepts. Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD, Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Nelson Fausto, MD, Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, and Jon Aster, MD assemble all of the key data and principles of pathology in a concise, at-a-glance format and fit them into your pocket for quick reference anytime. The result is a superb source for quick answers and an efficient review tool on any aspect of pathology.
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.
Peters: A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique
By Stephen Peters
2010 (1st ed), 194 pages, 98 illus, $99 list
A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique offers an easy to learn approach to frozen section technique in the form of a highly illustrated handbook intended for onsite use in the laboratory. The book begins with a novel, clearly delineated, step by step approach to learning continuous motion brush technique. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and correcting artifacts during the preparation process. The book addresses all of the steps in the preparation of slides from cutting through cover-slipping. The author’s unique, original techniques for tissue embedding including face down embedding in steel well bars, frozen block cryoembedding and paper cryoembedding are detailed. Variables key to the quality of the preparation including block temperature, tissue properties and section thickness are detailed. The book also covers understanding the cryostat and basic maintenance and care. Sections covering techniques used in Mohs dermatologic surgery, and techniques used in basic animal and human research are discussed by noted experts in their field.
Ranchod: Intraoperative Consultation in Surgical Pathology
By Mahendra Ranchod
2011 (1st ed), 356 pages, $137 list
Although frozen section diagnosis has been an integral part of surgical pathology for decades, this is the first textbook that offers a comprehensive clinicopathologic approach to the challenges of intraoperative consultation. Intraoperative diagnosis is challenging because of time constraints, sampling limitations, and the inability to perform a wide range of ancillary tests. Intraoperative Consultation in Surgical Pathology emphasizes the importance of clinical information, highlights the value of close collaboration with surgeons, and provides clear guidelines for the best way to examine specimens intraoperatively. Pathologists are then able to minimize error and diagnose with greater confidence. Most chapters in this book are co-authored by surgeons to ensure that their interests are represented. Essential reading for practising surgical pathologists, residents and fellows in pathology, this book will also be of value to fellows and surgeons in various surgical specialties who request intraoperative consultation.
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.
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.
Sebire: Diagnostic Pediatric Surgical Pathology
By Neil Sebire
2009 (1st ed), 848 pages, 1557 illus, $289 list
There are many tomes available detailing the histopathological features of both general surgical pathology entities and organ specific pathologies. In addition, several texts present aspects of developmental, fetal and placental pathology. However, for the specialist pediatric pathologist with a significant pediatric surgical specimen workload, and for the practicing general surgical pathologist faced with reporting pediatric surgical specimens, although information regarding many of the specific entities affecting childhood is available in the former texts, such information requires searching of many disjointed books. Therefore, the aim of this publication is to present a comprehensive and detailed account, which brings together and covers all, or at least most, pediatric surgical pathological entities in a single volume, to allow rapid access for day-to-day use by practicing histopathologists.
Tadrous: Diagnostic Criteria Handbook in Histopathology: A Surgical Pathology Vade Mecum
By Paul J Tadrous
2008 (1st ed), 448 pages, $120 list
The Diagnostic Criteria Handbook is designed to help histopathologists get through more workload in any working day. Rapid access is facilitated by a bullet-point, tabular and diagrammatic style, as well as by handy anatomical diagrams, guidance on the ‘Cut-Up’ with emphasis on core ‘datasets’ and by a special index for frozen section advice, grading systems and scoring systems. The book provides differential diagnosis lists and presents diagnostically helpful molecular and immunohistochemical findings.
Taxy: Biopsy Interpretation
By Jerome Taxy
2009 (1st ed), 368 pages, $150 list
This new volume of the Biopsy Interpretation Series is a practical, superbly illustrated guide to the technical and interpretive aspects of a frozen section. The book gives pathologists a thorough knowledge of the utility and limitations of a frozen section, the appropriate circumstances for doing one, the proper techniques, and the interpretation and reporting of results. The focus is on use of the frozen section in intraoperative management of patients, particularly those with tumors. The book features more than 300 full-color gross and microscopic images, with discussions of differential diagnosis. A companion Website will provide 300 additional figures, plus a test bank that is ideal for board exam preparation.
Vilensky: Medical Imaging of Normal and Pathologic Anatomy
By Joel Vilensky
2010 (1st ed), 192 pages, $40 list
Written for the modern medical student and designed to accompany any current gross anatomy textbook, this brand-new pictorial handbook presented by Drs. Vilensky, Weber, Carmichael, and Sarosi lets you quickly identify pathologic correlates of gross anatomy. Abundant side-by-side high-quality radiography, MR, CT, and ultrasound images of normal and pathologic conditions help you quickly develop the skills you need to differentiate between what?s normal and what?s not. Discussions on the choice of imaging modality for various pathologies will help you select the right imaging procedure in many clinical situations, making this a handy resource in the clinical environment. But best of all, this visual approach to pathologic correlates will help you ace your courses, the USMLE and NBME final exams.
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.
Young: Wheater's Basic Pathology
By Barbara Young
2009 (5th ed), 348 pages, $70 list
This text is a pathology resource that offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject first by covering fundamental pathological processes and then addressing the common diseases encountered in systems pathology. Hundreds of high-quality images illustrate the essential features of pathology and make it easy to make definitive comparisons to your own lab samples, while concise captions enable you to quickly and easily understand key points. New online access via Student Consult further enhances your study of the material with additional valuable content including USMLE-style questions and much more. Wheater's Basic Pathology is an excellent companion resource for users of Wheater's Functional Histology, Wheater's Review of Histology, and Basic Pathology, or Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards.
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