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Tracy George, Daniel Arber
293 pages, $209, Springer (2018)
Posted February 15, 2018
This text illustrates bone marrow aspirate, imprint and biopsy specimens showing characteristic features of a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. While the focus is on Wright-stained smears and hematoxylin-eosin stained biopsies, other key histochemical and immunohistochemical stains are illustrated that are vital for proper diagnosis. After a brief review of the normal bone marrow, reactive changes in the marrow are illustrated, including the bone marrow response in constitutional disorders and to metabolic changes throughout the body.
Cyril Fisher, Elizabeth Montgomery, Khin Thway
2nd ed, 606 pages, 303 illus, $170 list, Wolters Kluwer (2015)
Posted April 4, 2016
Series: Biopsy Interpretation Series
Part of the popular Biopsy Interpretation Series, the second edition of Biopsy Interpretation of Soft Tissue Tumors provides an easy-to-follow, practical approach to the interpretation of soft tissue biopsies, including open and percutaneous core needle biopsies. Covering both common and rare soft tissue tumors, this up-to-date bench reference parallels the diagnostic process, detailing key differential diagnostic features of specific tumors using morphologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and genetic data. A pattern-based approach ensures that you can quickly find the information you need, in the format most useful to everyday practice.
Yuri D. Fedoriw, Parul Bhargava, Kyle T. Bradley, John L. Frater, Michael R. Lewis, Maria Vergara-Lluri, Amy Thommasen
65 pages, 60+ illus, $89, CAP (2018)
Posted November 8, 2018
Series: CAP Benchtop Reference Guides
This illustrated guide to common and rare cells provides an affordable, convenient way for students and medical technologists to identify various cell types—granulocytes, erythrocytes, monocytes, lymphocytes, megakaryocytes—and miscellaneous findings quickly and confidently. The tabbed reference includes more than 60 different identifications and detailed descriptions foreach cell morphology.
$69, Elsevier (2017)
Posted September 19, 2017
This issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics, edited by Dr. Judith V.M.G. Bovée, will discuss the latest updates in Bone Tumor Pathology. Topics covered in this issue include, but are not limited to Molecular pathology of bone tumors; Ewing sarcoma; Ewing-like tumors; Vascular tumors of bone; Giant cell containing tumours of bone; Cartilaginous tumours; bone forming tumours; jaw tumours, among others.
J. Eduardo Calonje, Alexander J. Lazar, Bostjan Luzar
620 pages, $199, Elsevier (2019)
Posted November 18, 2019
With its many diagnostic categories, relevant variants, and rare tumors, soft tissue pathology is one of the most challenging areas of surgical pathology. Focusing on the cutaneous soft tissue specimens and reactive mimics most likely to be encountered by pathologists and dermatopathologists, Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia is a superbly illustrated, easy-to-use atlas designed to be used beside the microscope for efficient diagnosis and classification of soft tissue tumors of the skin.
G. Nielsen, Andrew Rosenberg
2nd ed, 480 pages, $284, Elsevier (2017)
Posted February 17, 2017
Series: Diagnostic Pathology series
Diagnostic Pathology: Bone was designed for practicing pathologists who need access to up-to-date, comprehensive, and concise bone pathology knowledge in one convenient place. It includes the latest diagnostic information in this challenging subspecialty, while its unique image collection serves as an exceptional educational aid. Authored and updated by experts in the field, Diagnostic Pathology: Bone will be an essential guide to understanding bone tumor pathology and diagnosis.
Matthew R. Lindberg
2nd ed, 800 pages, 2,000+ illus, $300 list, Elsevier (2015)
Posted September 9, 2015
Series: Diagnostic Pathology series
Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, this updated volume by Matthew Lindberg, MD, is a visually stunning, easy-to-use reference covering all aspects of soft tissue 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. Packed with even more high-resolution images than the previous edition - more than 2,000 images in all - it clearly depicts not only the key features of each tumor, but also the wide array of histologic variants.
704 pages, $285 list, Elsevier (2015)
Posted July 1, 2015
Series: Diagnostic Pathology series
Diagnostic Pathology: Vascular offers a specific focus on vascular pathology, making it ideal for the practicing pathologist, dermatopathologist, dermatologist, pediatrician, or trainee. This easy-to-use, comprehensive reference book takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and boasts superior medical images - including clinical photographs, radiology, gross pathology, and a wealth of histologic images - for a wide variety of rare entities. This is your essential guide to understanding vascular pathology and diagnosis!
2nd ed, 1,520 pages, $280, Elsevier (2015)
Posted September 1, 2015
The second edition of Dorfman and Czerniak's Bone Tumors brings together the latest data available on bone tumor pathology, making it the most comprehensive and encyclopedic reference on the epidemiology, clinical, pathologic, and molecular aspects of bone tumors. Now offered in full color and featuring updated imaging throughout, this one-of-a-kind resource provides a highly visual review of every disorder - from the common to the rare.
John Goldblum, Sharon W. Weiss, Andrew L. Folpe
7th ed, 1304 pages, $293, Elsevier (2019)
Posted August 4, 2021
Since its first publication more than 35 years ago, Enzinger and Weiss’s Soft Tissue Tumors has established itself as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on soft tissue pathology. The 7th Edition continues this tradition with detailed, well written, logically organized coverage of the full spectrum of these often difficult and challenging tumors. It offers clear guidance to practicing and trainee pathologists on diagnosis of tumors by microscopy, immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics, as well as a significant amount of clinically significant information of interest to the clinicians who most frequently see these diseases – dermatologists, orthopaedists and oncologists.
2nd ed, 1070 pages, $293, Cambridge (2016)
Posted December 16, 2016
Fully updated throughout, the second edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive guide to the pathology of soft tissue tumors and tumor-like lesions. Reflecting the latest WHO classification throughout, this new edition incorporates advances in clinicopathologic, biologic and genetic studies. As such, detailed coverage of immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics is included for each entity.
Vickie Jo, Jason L. Hornick
192 pages, 300+ illus., $150 list, Demos (2015)
Posted January 22, 2016
Neoplastic mimics or "pseudotumors" can simulate neoplasms on all levels of analysis--clinical, radiologic, and pathologic--and thus represent particular diagnostic pitfalls for the pathologist that can ultimately lead to therapeutic misdirection. This book, which contains more than 300 images, provides the pathologist with detailed morphologic descriptions and diagnostic guidance in recognizing these neoplastic mimics as they occur in the soft tissues and bones.
Michael J. Klein, S. Fiona Bonar, Tony Freemont, Tuyethoa N. Vinh, Robert Lopez-Ben, Herrick J. Siegel and Gene P. Siegal
980 pages, $165 list, ARP (2011)
Posted December 31, 2014
Series: AFIP Atlas of Non-Tumor Pathology
This atlas is a histological reference for surgical pathologists not familiar or comfortable with the diagnosis of non-tumorous diseases of bones and joints. One in three physician office visits are due to bone or joint complaints; yet only one in thirty thousand orthopedic patients has a bone tumor. The diagnosis of orthopedic diseases is a complex enterprise requiring cross specialty cooperation. While contributions from orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and rheumatologists have been included to provide more clinical relevance to this work, the emphasis is on surgical pathology of bone and joint diseases. The original and comprehensive photographs, illustrations, and tables in this reference enhance clinicopathologic correlation and diagnostic application in a way seldom provided by previous pathology resources.
3rd ed, 912 pages, $376 list, Wolters Kluwer (2015)
Posted August 1, 2015
Ideal for orthopaedic, pathology, and radiology residents and practitioners, the updated third edition of Orthopaedic Pathology is a comprehensive, practical guide to diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders, offering details on the pathologic and radiologic characteristics of all bone and joint diseases. Highlighted by more than 1,700 high-quality illustrations, it focuses on helping you reach an accurate diagnosis for virtually any orthopaedic disorder you're likely to encounter, including cysts, arthritis, synovial lesions, fibrous lesions, metastatic cancer, metabolic bone disease such as osteoporosis and Paget's disease, fractures, osteomyelitis, tumors and tumor-like lesions and developmental bone disorders. A separate section on soft-tissue pathology discusses meniscal injuries, bursa, ligaments, and tendons.
Andrea T. Deyrup, Gene P. Siegal M.D., Ph.D.
400 pages, $289 list, Elsevier (2015)
Posted August 1, 2015
Apply a systematic pattern recognition approach to achieve more accurate diagnoses of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD and Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD use a practical, pattern-based organization that helps you efficiently and confidently evaluate even the most challenging histologic specimens.
2nd ed, 618 pages, $296, Elsevier (2018)
Posted January 16, 2018
Part of the in-depth and practical Pattern Recognition series, Practical Surgical Soft Tissue Pathology, 2nd Edition, helps you arrive at an accurate diagnosis by using a proven pattern-based approach. Leading diagnosticians guide you through the most common patterns seen in soft tissue pathology, applying appropriate immunohistochemistry and molecular testing, avoiding pitfalls, and making the best diagnosis. High-quality illustrations capture key morphologic patterns for a full range of common and rare tumor types, and a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance.
Adam Greenspan, Dariusz Borys
456 pages, $180 list, Wolters Kluwer (2015)
Posted December 31, 2015
Confidently diagnose challenging musculoskeletal lesions with expert guidance. Radiology and Pathology Correlation of Bone Tumors: A Quick Reference and Review is a practical, hands-on clinical reference that helps you evaluate all of the diagnostic clues at your disposal to accurately identify the most frequently encountered benign and malignant bone tumors. Co-written by a radiologist and a pathologist, it shows you how to correlate radiography, scintigraphy, CT, MRI, PET, and PET-CT with gross pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and genetics to achieve maximum diagnostic certainty. This compact, high-yield resource is an ideal tool for quick look-ups in everyday practice as well as board review.
Agedi Boto, Jose Costa
152 pages, $69, Jaypee (2016)
Posted September 20, 2016
This book is a concise guide to soft tissue and bone pathology. Presented in a multiple choice question format, the text is a study tool for trainees to test their knowledge on the pathology of tumours and tumour-like conditions in the musculoskeletal system and soft tissues. Topics covered are those that commonly arise in examinations and in daily practice. Images have been carefully selected to challenge trainees and help them prepare for exams.
210 pages, $104, Springer (2017)
Posted May 15, 2017
This text is constructed to educate clinicians on the general classification and diagnostic approach to soft tissue tumors, such that they feel more empowered to discuss the relevant features of particular cases with their pathology colleagues. Particular consideration is given to diagnostically and prognostically relevant ancillary studies. The first section addresses the basic foundations of soft tissue pathology, including common morphologic patterns, approach to grading, concepts of immunohistochemistry and molecular studies.
1,500 illus, $99 list , Elsevier (2015)
Posted August 31, 2015
This issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics is devoted to Soft Tissue Tumors, the first in this series was presented in 2011. This issue addresses the most difficult diagnostic challenges and focuses on differential diagnosis in soft tissue tumors. Each presentation is accompanied by abundant histologic slides to display the diagnostic differences. Additionally, authors selected two to five diagnoses they find can be particularly difficult, with an emphasis on how to approach such lesions on biopsy samples where relevant and the role of ancillary studies.
Angelo Paolo Dei Tos
1st ed, 608 pages, $102, Cambridge (2019)
Posted March 9, 2020
Soft tissue sarcomas represent a heterogeneous group of rare malignancies, widely regarded as one of the most diagnostically challenging. Drawing on their collective experience gleaned from over 30,000 cases, this book offer practical guidance from leading experts in soft tissue pathology. Exploring topics with clinical, immune-histochemical and molecular correlation, chapters are organised in a clear, morphological structure. This valuable resource includes diagnostic clues for practitioners of all levels to override the challenges and pitfalls in patient diagnosis. Featuring a range of high-quality illustrations, the focus is on sarcomas, lesions of intermediate malignancy, and benign tumours, whilst also providing support in emphasizing the differences between these and pseudosarcomas. Readers can gain confidence in minimizing diagnostic errors, with this pattern-based, wide-ranging approach. This book includes entry to an online version on Cambridge Core, which can be accessed via the code printed on the inside of the cover.
Steven D. Billings, Rajiv Patel, Darya Buehler
502 pages, $150, Springer (2018)
Posted November 20, 2018
This comprehensive, yet user friendly, volume specifically focuses on cutaneous soft tissue tumors, one of the most challenging areas in dermatopathology. The text is richly illustrated and written in a user friendly fashion, by well-known experts in cutaneous soft tissue tumors, with an emphasis on a practical diagnostic approach. The text opens with a brief introduction on how to approach soft tissue tumors, followed by a guide to ancillary diagnostic tests and a thorough discussion of cutaneous soft tissue tumors and their non-mesenchymal mimics.
Elizabeth Montgomery, Alisha Ware, Jerad Gardner
$145, IP Press (2018)
Posted November 29, 2018
Series: Innovative Pathology Press Survival Guide
The second book in our new series, Survival Guide to Soft Tissue Pathology, like our initial Survival Guide to GI Mucosal Biopsies, is focused on mastering basic skills and concepts to tackle some of the most difficult lesions encountered in diagnostic surgical pathology. This book is short, concise, rich in high quality images, and intended to either offer a foundation or a refresher course in soft tissue lesions.
Krishnan Unni, Carrie Inwards, Julia Bridge, Lars-Gunnar Kindblom, Lester Wold
339 pages, $125 list, ARP (2005)
Posted December 31, 2014
Series: AFIP Tumor 4th edition
One of the goals of the Fourth Series Tumor Fascicles is the presentation of new molecular findings which add to our understanding of tumor pathogenesis and may additionally be useful diagnostically. Such information is particularly relevant to the study of bone tumors and tumor-like lesions, and Drs. Unni, Inwards, Bridge, Kindblom and Wold have included an up-to-date summary of where pathologists stand in the application of these new data in this volume. The authors are also well aware that the primary mission of the Fascicles is to help the practicing pathologist diagnose a difficult case correctly, and for most pathologists, any lesion in a bone is potentially problematic. Thus, the important diagnostic feature of each major lesion (including all known variants) is presented in detail.
Markku Miettinen, John F. Fetsch, Cristina R. Antonescu, Andrew L. Folpe and Paul E. Wakely Jr.
523 pages, $145 list, ARP (2015)
Posted December 31, 2014
Series: AFIP Tumor 4th edition
This volume follows the long tradition of AFIP Atlases of Tumor Pathology. The authors have put emphasis on diagnosis, so the presentation is generally concise, yet more comprehensive on key points. In addition, the authors emphasize diagnostically important information on immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics, and include additional details when biologically significant. Site-specific soft tissue entities covered in the other atlases are often excluded due to space constraints. The text is aimed as a practical diagnostic aid for pathologists, cytopathologists and patholÂogy trainees, but the authors hope that their clinical colleagues and others may also find it as a useful source of information on soft tissue tumors and tumor-like lesions.
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