Dahlin's Bone Tumors: General Aspects and Data on 10,165 Cases / Edition 6

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The classic text on the Mayo Clinic's experience with bone tumors is now in its updated Sixth Edition. Dahlin's Bone Tumors presents a succinct, profusely illustrated summary of the largest single collection of well-diagnosed bone tumors anywhere in the world. The book contains a strong blend of archival material and new cases, and incorporates the latest knowledge about the grading and staging of these tumors. Benign and malignant neoplasms are discussed on the basis of differentiation.

In the Sixth Edition, all gross anatomy photographs and photomicrographs are in full color—approximately 400 new full-color illustrations throughout the book. More attention is given to computed tomographic and magnetic resonance images. The book includes new information from recent clinicopathologic studies about radiographic and histologic variations in different tumor types, including chondroblastoma, osteoblastoma, and parosteal osteosarcoma. The section on neoplasm simulators has been expanded to include some conditions, such as neuropathic joint, that may present as a neoplasm.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kyle D Perry, Medical Doctorate(Mayo Clinic)
Description: Drawing on a review of over 10,000 cases seen at Mayo Clinic, the authors of this book describe the clinical, radiographic, gross, and microscopic features of each neoplastic disorder of the bone. A generous number of high quality images of radiographs, gross specimens, and histological patterns, many updated from the previous edition, are also available online.
Purpose: The authors present a systematic review of primary bone tumors, including an updated statistical assessment of these lesions from the Mayo Clinic files up to 2003. While maintaining a primary focus on tumor histology, the authors also update readers on specimen handling, grading and staging, and relevant radiologic and immunohistochemical characteristics of bone lesions.
Audience: Written for practicing general pathologists, the book also would be useful to senior pathology residents and fellows, as well as orthopedic surgeons and residents.
Features: Most of the 27 chapters represent one primary bone lesion. Each of these chapters is presented in an efficient and standardized format that addresses the clinical, radiographic, gross, and histologic features for the diagnostic entity. The book provides a solid understanding of each lesion, yet is written in a concise manner that enhances readability. The statistical data is also presented in an organized manner, enabling pathologists to find and communicate relevant information to colleagues. Illustrations are generously provided, with most pages containing two to five high quality photographs of the radiologic, microscopic, or gross characteristics. The chapters range from common diagnostic entities such as osteochondroma to rare lesions such as angiosarcoma. Additional chapters, provide an overview of miscellaneous unusual tumors and benign mimickers of bone neoplasms. All of the content is available online.
Assessment: This is a superb book for general surgical pathologists that provides an excellent review of the pertinent clinical and histologic features of bone neoplasms encountered in practice. The standardized format allows practicing pathologists to rapid access to the information they need when formulating a differential diagnosis and is supplemented by an effective index. Although the book primarily addresses neoplastic disorders, a helpful and extensive chapter (76 pages) covers benign mimickers. The book's informative first chapter describes how bone tumor resections and biopsies are handled at a large volume institution. Given the particular emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach in bone pathology, the book is especially helpful in describing radiologic characteristics, with each diagnostic entity containing one to three pages of radiographs of pertinent modalities. The clinical characteristics of each lesion are masterfully and systematically illustrated, and each diagnosis includes a graph describing age distribution and an illustration representing frequency of anatomic location. The authors have done an excellent job of integrating pertinent references with personal experience and incorporating institutional data from a large number of institutional cases to produce a book that is both informative and enjoyable. With this latest edition, the book reconfirms its leading role in the field of bone pathology, remaining one of the most practical and definitive treatises on this subject. It is highly recommended to all practicing diagnostic pathologists and should be in all pathology and general hospital libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781762427
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Scope of Study

Chapter 2: Osteochondroma (Osteocartilaginous Exostosis)

Chapter 3: Chondroma

Chapter 4: Benign Chondroblastoma

Chapter 5: Chondromyxoid Fibroma

Chapter 6: Chondrosarcoma (Primary, Secondary, Dedifferentiated, and Clear Cell)

Chapter 7: Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma

Chapter 8: Osteoma

Chapter 9: Osteoid Osteoma

Chapter 10: Osteoblastoma (Giant Osteoid Osteoma)

Chapter 11: Osteosarcoma

Chapter 12: Parosteal Osteosarcoma (Juxtacortical Osteosarcoma)

Chapter 13: Fibrosarcoma and Desmoplastic Fibroma

Chapter 14: Benign and Atypical Fibrous Histiocytoma

Chapter 15: Malignant (Fibrous) Histiocytoma

Chapter 16: Myeloma

Chapter 17: Malignant Lymphoma of Bone

Chapter 18: Ewing Tumor

Chapter 19: Giant Cell Tumor (Osteoclastoma)

Chapter 20: Malignancy in Giant Cell Tumor of Bone

Chapter 21: Chordoma

Chapter 22: Benign Vascular Tumors

Chapter 23: Angiosarcoma and Hemangiopericytoma

Chapter 24: "Adamantinoma" of Long Bones

Chapter 25: Miscellaneous Unusual Tumors of Bone

Chapter 26: Conditions That Commonly Simulate Primary Neoplasms of Bone

Chapter 27: Odontogenic and Related Tumors

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