Recommended Books by our Editorial Board

Revised: 16 October 2017




Adrenal gland books recommended by: Debra Zynger, M.D. (September 2017)
WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs
Ricardo V. Lloyd, Robert Y. Osamura, Gunter Kloppel, Juan Rosai
4th Edition, 355 pages, $162, World Health Organization (2017)

The WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs is the 10th volume in the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.
AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Tumors of the Adrenal Glands and Extraadrenal Paraganglia
Ernest E. Lack
4th Edition, 500 pages, $160, American Registry of Pathology (2007)

This Fascicle follows in the wake of the third series Fascicle published in 1997 and two separate sets of second series Fascicles, Tumors of the Extra-adrenal Paraganglion System and Tumors of the Adrenal. In order to attain a better understanding of the varied morphology of neoplasms of the adrenal cortex, medulla and extraadrenal paraganglia, structural aspects of normal anatomy, including hyperplasia, are illustrated.
Biopsy Interpretation of the Kidney and Adrenal Gland
Satish Tickoo, Ying-Bei Chen, Debra Zynger
1st Edition, 368 pages, $169.99, LWW (2015)

This practical volume in the Biopsy Interpretation Series is your guide to effectively diagnosing surgical pathology specimens from the kidney and adrenal glands, with an emphasis on core needle biopsies. Presented in a reader-friendly format, it features abundant photomicrographs of actual biopsy samples as well as correlative photos of surgical specimens and ancillary immunohistochemical studies. Coverage of each organ includes an introduction to biopsy techniques and an overview of normal histology.
back to top


Breast books recommended by: Emily S Reisenbichler, M.D. (September 2017)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast
Sunil R. Lakhani, I.O. Ellis., S.J. Schnitt, P.H. Tan, M.J. van de Vijver
4th Edition, 240 pages, $162, World Health Organization (2012)

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast is the fourth volume of the Fourth Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumors. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.
Rosen's Breast Pathology
Syed A. Hoda, Edi Brogi, Frederick C. Koerner, Paul Peter Rosen
4th Edition, 1400 pages, $399.99, LWW (2014)

For three editions, Rosen's Breast Pathology has been widely recognized as the "gold standard" reference. Now in its Fourth Edition, this classic text continues its legacy of being the leading reference work on the pathology of the breast.
Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast
Stuart J. Schnitt, Laura C. Collins
3rd Edition, 632 pages, $169.99, LWW (2017)

Your practical aid to confident diagnosis! Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast, 3rd Edition helps you correctly identify the full range of pathologic alterations encountered in breast tissue. The intuitive organization approaches diagnosis the way you do, grouping lesions according to their histologic patterns and then pointing out the characteristics that distinguish one type of lesion from another.
Diagnostic Pathology: Breast
Susan C. Lester, David G. Hicks
2nd Edition, 600 pages, $249.99, LWW (2016)

Your practical aid to confident diagnosis! Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast, 3rd Edition helps you correctly identify the full range of pathologic alterations encountered in breast tissue. The intuitive organization approaches diagnosis the way you do, grouping lesions according to their histologic patterns and then pointing out the characteristics that distinguish one type of lesion from another.
back to top


Dermatopathology books recommended by: Hillary Rose Elwood, M.D. (September 2017)

For first year residents:
Dermatopathology
Dirk Elston, Tammie Ferringer MD, Christine J. Ko, Steven Peckham, Whitney A. High, David J. DiCaudo
2nd Edition, 464 pages, $154, Saunders Ltd (2013)

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.
Practical Dermatopathology
Ronald P. Rapini
2nd Edition, 460 pages, $189, Saunders Ltd (2012)

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!
Dermatopathology: A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series
Nooshin K. Brinster, Vincent Liu, Hafeez Diwan MD PhD, Phillip H. McKee
1st Edition, 624 pages, $278, Saunders Ltd (2011)

Save time diagnosing skin diseases with Dermatopathology, edited by Drs. Nooshin Brinster, Vincent Liu, Hafeez Diwan, and Phillip McKee. 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.
For practicing pathologists:
Weedon's Skin Pathology Essentials
Ronald Johnston
2nd Edition, 792 pages, $199.99, Elsevier (2016)

Comprehensive and easy to read, Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials, 2nd Edition, by Ronald B. Johnston, MD, provides a superb overview of key diagnoses in dermatopathology and is ideal for quickly looking up practical problems in the recognition and diagnosis of skin lesions both clinically and histologically. Thousands of illustrations, an accessible format, and cross references to the encyclopedic and authoritative Weedon’s Skin Pathology, 4th Edition, make this a must-have reference for pathologists and dermatologists in practice and in training.
McKee's Pathology of the Skin
J. Eduardo Calonje, Thomas Brenn, Alexander J Lazar, Phillip H. McKee
4th Edition, 1906 pages, $545, Saunders Ltd (2011)

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.
For dermatopathologists or general pathologists who sign out a lot of dermatopathology:
Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors
Dmitry V. Kazakov, Phillip McKee, Michal Michal, Denise Kacerovska
1st Edition, 830 pages, $423.99, LWW (2012)

Adnexal tumors of the skin are complex, with confusing nomenclature. Many lesions show marked variation in histological appearance and there is considerable morphological overlap between different entities. These tumors are relatively rare, compared for example with melanocytic lesions, but still are part of everyday routine work for all histopathologists.
An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations
by Leonard C Sperling, Shawn E. Cowper, Eleanor A. Knopp
2nd Edition, 216 pages, $188.95, CRC Press (2012)

Diagnosing and treating hair disorders is still a subject that is rarely or only superficially covered in residency training. Hence, dermatopathologists and clinical dermatologists often find a gap in their knowledge. A new edition of an acclaimed text, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations, Second Edition bridges this gap and serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference.
back to top


GI books recommended by: Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D. (September 2017)
Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
Robert D. Odze, John R. Goldblum
3rd Edition, 1632 pages, $369, Saunders (2014)

2015 BMA Medical Book Awards 1st Prize Award Winner in Pathology Category! The updated edition of Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas is designed to act as a one-stop medical reference book for the entire gastrointestinal system, providing exhaustive coverage and equipping you with all of the necessary tools to make a comprehensive diagnostic workup. You'll access thousands of high-quality illustrations and eight brand-new chapters, so you can recognize and diagnose any pathological slide you encounter.
Diagnostic Pathology: Gastrointestinal
Joel K. Greenson
2nd Edition, 800 pages, $249.99, Elsevier (2015)

Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume by Joel K. Greenson, MD, is a visually stunning, easy-to-use reference covering all aspects of gastrointestinal pathology. Outstanding images – including gross pathology, a wide range of pathology stains, and detailed medical illustrations – make this an invaluable diagnostic aid for every practicing pathologist, resident, or fellow.
Atlas of Gastrointestinal Pathology: A Pattern Based Approach to Non-Neoplastic Biopsies
Christina Arnold, Dora Lam-Himlin, Elizabeth A. Montgomery
1st Edition, 488 pages, $259.99, LWW (2014)

Effectively evaluate challenging GI biopsies with Atlas of Gastrointestinal Pathology: A Pattern Based Approach to Non-Neoplastic Biopsies! Presented in a format that closely mirrors the daily sign-out process, this one-of-a-kind resource helps you interpret challenging cases by highlighting red flags in the clinical chart and locating hidden clues in the slides. You'll be able to reach confident diagnoses efficiently with this patterns based "scope-side guide".
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System
F.T. Bosman, F. Carneiro, R.H. Hruban, N.D. Theise
4th Edition, 418 pages, $162, World Health Organization (2010)

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System is the third volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumors. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. This book also provides user-friendly algorithmic approaches to the diagnosis of the major tumors of the digestive tract.
MacSween's Pathology of the Liver
Alastair D. Burt, Linda D. Ferrell, Stefan G Hubsche
7th Edition, 1056 pages, $299.99, Elsevier (2017)

Since its first publication more than 35 years ago, MacSween's Pathology of the Liver, by Drs. Alastair D. Burt, Linda D. Ferrell, and Stefan G. Hübscher, has established itself as the definitive reference on liver pathology. The 7th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with more than 1,000 high-quality illustrations, coverage of the new and emerging diagnostic applications and techniques that pathologists must be familiar with, an up-to-date review of drug-induced injury, and much more.
Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach: A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series
Romil Saxena
2nd Edition, 792 pages, $292.99, Elsevier (2017)

A volume in the popular Pattern Recognition Series, Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach features completely updated and reorganized content, resulting in a truly practical guide to understanding liver pathology. Dr. Romil Saxena presents interpretation of liver biopsies according to a pattern-based approach that begins with recognition of the predominant histological pattern of injury, followed by identification of secondary features and appropriate work-up that lead you away from pitfalls to the best diagnosis.
back to top


GU books recommended by: Maria Tretiakova, M.D., Ph.D. (October 2017)
Atlas of Practical Genitourinary Pathology
Ximing James Yang
1st Edition, 960 pages, $156, McGraw-Hill (2014)

Atlas of Practical Genitourinary Pathology teaches the surgical pathologist how to accurately diagnose and effectively manage the full spectrum of common and rare genitourinary diseases. Completely current with the latest advances in the field, it is one of the first texts to address the new diagnostic markers for GU tumors and the increasing application of immunohistochemistry.
Urological Pathology
Mahul B. Amin, John Eble, David Grignon, John Srigley
1st Edition, 944 pages, $327.99, LWW (2013)

Knowledge in the field of urologic pathology is growing at an explosive pace. Today’s pathologists, specialists, and residents require a comprehensive and authoritative text that examines the full range of urological diseases and their diagnosis.
Differential Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology: Genitourinary System
Jonathan I. Epstein, George J. Netto
1st Edition, 544 pages, $179.99, LWW (2014)

This practical resource, a volume in the new Differential Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology series, is arranged by differential diagnoses, filling a niche in urologic pathology resources and providing a practical guide to making the correct diagnosis between commonly confused entities.
Books recommended by: Debra Zynger, M.D. (September 2017)

Essential:
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs
Holger Moch, Peter A. Humphrey, Thomas M. Ulbright, Victor E. Reuter
4th Edition, 400 pages, $162, World Health Organization (2016)

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs is the eighth volume in the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.
Biopsy Interpretation of the Prostate
Jonathan I. Epstein, George J. Netto
5th Edition, 440 pages, $169.99, LWW (2014)

Looking to master the prostate biopsy? Then it's time to place Biopsy Interpretation of the Prostate prominently on your medical bookshelf. Under the guidance of top experts, you'll learn the state-of-the-art, illustrated guide to prostate biopsy pathology interpretation. Authored by the field's most established experts, you'll learn to employ the best utilization of H&E microscopy along with the latest immunohistochemical markers in order to deliver accurate, reliable diagnoses.
Biopsy Interpretation of the Bladder
Jonathan Epstein, Victor Reuter, Mahul B. Amin
3rd Edition, 400 pages, $169.99, LWW (2016)

Extensively revised to bring you up to date with new pathologic entities, new treatment methods, and much more, Biopsy Interpretation of the Bladder, Third Edition is a highly practical guide to effective diagnostic biopsy of the urothelial tract. Presented in a reader-friendly format, it helps you accurately identify all lesions, tumors, and tumor-like lesions for the bladder
Popular:
Biopsy Interpretation of the Kidney & Adrenal Gland
Satish Tickoo, Ying-Bei Chen, Debra Zynger
1st Edition, 368 pages, $169.99, LWW (2015)

This practical volume in the Biopsy Interpretation Series is your guide to effectively diagnosing surgical pathology specimens from the kidney and adrenal glands, with an emphasis on core needle biopsies. Presented in a reader-friendly format, it features abundant photomicrographs of actual biopsy samples as well as correlative photos of surgical specimens and ancillary immunohistochemical studies. Coverage of each organ includes an introduction to biopsy techniques and an overview of normal histology.
AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Tumors of the Kidney, Bladder and Related Urinary Structures
William M. Murphy, David J. Grignon, Elizabeth J. Perlman
4th Edition, 394 pages, $120 American Registry of Pathology (2004)

Standard reference text for individuals interested in tumors of the kidney, bladder, and urinary collecting systems. The book documents current state of the art with emphasis on the pathologic features of the diseases as they appear through the light microscope.
AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Tumors of the Testis and Adjacent Structures
Thomas M. Ulbright, Robert H. Young
1st Edition, 473 pages, $183, American Registry of Pathology (2013)

This edition represents a significant expansion of both the textual and illustrative material of the Third Series Fascicle. The numerous images reflect the authors' belief that the "atlas" role that was the intent of the original Fascicles of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is of paramount importance in these works.
Diagnostic Pathology: Genitourinary
Mahul B. Amin MD, Satish K. Tickoo MD
2nd Edition, 1072 pages, $329.99, Elsevier (2016)

Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume by Drs. Mahul B. Amin and Satish K. Tickoo is a visually stunning, easy-to-use reference covering all aspects of genitourinary pathology. Outstanding images – including gross pathology, a wide range of stains, and detailed medical illustrations – make this an invaluable diagnostic aid for every practicing pathologist, resident, or fellow.
back to top


Uterus - mesenchymal books recommended by: Carlos Parra-Herran, M.D. (October 2017)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Reproductive Organs
Ricardo V. Lloyd, Gunter Kloppel, Robert Y. Osamura, Juan Rosai
4th Edition, 355 pages, $162, World Health Organization (2017)

The WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs is the 10th volume in the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.
Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology
Christopher P. Crum MD, Marisa R. Nucci MD, Scott R. Granter, Brooke E. Howitt, Mana M. Parast, Theonia Boyd, Kenneth R. Lee, William A. Peters
3rd Edition, 1296 pages, $329.99, Elsevier (2017)

Comprehensive and practice-oriented, the fully updated 3rd Edition of this easy-to-use text covers the full range of obstetric and gynecologic pathology, including information on treatment and patient management. Written largely by the pathology and clinical faculty at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, it covers the most up to date information available in the field, including molecular genetics and diagnostics
Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract
George L. Mutter, Jaime Prat
3rd Edition, 904, $264, Churchill Livingstone (2014)

Covering a comprehensive range of common, rare, benign and malignant lesions, Pathology of the Female Reproductive Tract, 3rd Edition, authored by an international panel of subspecialty experts, brings you the latest scientific and diagnostic information for diseases of the female reproductive tract. From basic concepts of pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria to clinical correlation, this updated medical reference book delivers an integrated and practical approach to diagnosis and management of women with reproductive tract disorders.
Atlas of Gynecologic Surgical Pathology
Philip B. Clement, Robert H. Young
3rd Edition, 584 pages, $280, Saunders (2013)

Rapidly and accurately identify gynecologic tumors and related lesions with the updated Atlas of Gynecologic Surgical Pathology. Complete with hundreds of stunning photographs and now available with online access, this visually dynamic medical reference book provides you with the know-how you need to perform state-of-the-art gynecologic diagnoses, right at your own microscope.
Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological
Marisa R. Nucci, Esther Oliva
1st Edition, 856 pages, $299.99, AMIRSYS (2014)

Ideal for practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training, Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological is an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference filled with succinct information and thousands of detailed images on topics concerning common and uncommon entities involving the female genital tract.This volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series offers you a practical guide to diagnosing every challenging gynecological biopsy that you encounter in your daily practice.
Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology: A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series
Christopher P. Crum, Michelle S. Hirsch, William A. Peters III, Charles M. Quick, Anna R. Laury
1st Edition, 856 pages, $249.99, Saunders (2015)

Part of the growing High Yield Pathology Series, Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology is designed to help you review the key features of ob/gyn specimens, recognize the classic look of each disease, and quickly confirm your diagnosis. Authors Christopher Crum, MD, Michelle S. Hirsch, MD, PhD, and William Peters III, MD, incorporate a logical format, excellent color photographs, concise bulleted text, and authoritative content to help you accurately identify hundreds of discrete disease entities affecting the female reproductive tract.
Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta
Rebecca N Baergen
2nd Edition, 544 pages, $89.99, Springer (2011)

Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta, Second Edition is a concise, practical manual of placental pathology. While references are made to the more encyclopedic Pathology of the Human Placenta, this Manual is designed as a user-friendly, easy-to-read bench manual that can be used in the grossing room as well as at the microscope.
Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta
Amy Heerema-McKenney
1st Edition, 352 pages, $249, AMIRSYS (2014)

Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta is designed not only for practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training, but for anyone interested in fields related to placental pathology. Comprehensive yet easily accessible, this medical reference book provides clear and concise information on topics including gross and microscopic changes of the placenta, common diagnoses, and placental evaluation in special circumstances.
Biopsy Interpretation of the Uterine Cervix and Corpus
Anais Malpica, Elizabeth D. Euscher
2nd Edition, 368 pages, $169.99, LWW (2015)

Part of the comprehensive Biopsy Interpretation Series, the second edition of Biopsy Interpretation of the Uterine Cervix and Corpus provides an easy-to-follow, practical approach to normal histology, non-neoplastic conditions, and neoplasia of the cervix and uterine body. Focusing on the most common biopsies, this up-to-date bench reference emphasizes morphologic features and immunohistochemistry in the diagnostic material, with close attention paid to differential diagnosis, including benign mimics of tumors.
Atlas of Intraoperative Frozen Section Diagnosis in Gynecologic Pathology
Pei Hui, Natalia Buza
1st Edition, 328 pages, $109, Springer (2015)

This atlas is dedicated specifically to gynecologic frozen section diagnosis and addresses professional practice gaps such as high diagnostic error rate, slow turnaround time, and inefficient communication between surgeons and pathologists at the time of intraoperative frozen section consultation of gynecologic specimens.
Uterine Pathology (Cambridge Illustrated Surgical Pathology)
Robert A. Soslow, Teri A. Longacre
1st Edition, 362 pages, $195, Cambridge University Press (2012)

Part of the Cambridge Illustrated Surgical Pathology series, this book provides a comprehensive account of the experienced gynecologic pathologists' diagnostic approach to uterine pathology. Discussion is built around major pathologic entities in the uterus and cervix while highlighting the diverse and complex spectrum of alterations encountered in daily practice.
back to top