Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression / Edition 2

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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.

This new edition includes 15 new topics and all improved microphotographs. 

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Barbara M. Egbert, MD (VA Palo Alto Health Care System)
Description: This is an atlas of photomicrographs, high and low power, of common dermatopathological entities. Photographs are accompanied by descriptions of key differences to aid in distinguishing the features of the photomicrographs. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to show high and low power photomicrographs of commonly tested entities. The book is not meant to replace standard textbooks of dermatopathology, but rather to be an adjunct to them as well as a pictorial reference.
Audience: The book is written for residents in training and practitioners taking board examinations. Dermatology and pathology residents would find the book the most useful. The authors are both world-class dermatopathologists.
Features: The book covers many common inflammatory and neoplastic dermatopathological processes in photomicrographs at low and high power. In addition, the book lists key features to highlight important points. The photomicrographs are very high quality and are the best feature of the book. It is sometimes difficult to separate the various features when the diseases are amalgamated and presented in small photomicrographs.
Assessment: This is a high quality book that would be useful to help prepare for board examinations or to help learn dermatopathology initially. Additional entities have been added, supporting replacing the previous edition. The book is less complete than Color Atlas of Dermatopathology, Grant-Kels (Informa Healthcare 2007), but the books have different goals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470657119
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine J. Ko, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

Ronald J. Barr, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA and; Staff Dermatopathologist, Laguna Pathology Medical Group, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Shape on Low Power.



Regular acanthosis.

Pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia above abscesses.

Proliferation downward from epidermis.

Central pore.

Palisading reactions.

Space with a lining.

Epidermal perforation.

Cords and tubules.

Papillated dermal tumor.

(Suggestion of) vessels.

Circular dermal islands.

Chapter 2 Top-Down.


Upper epidermal change.


Eosinophilic spongiosis.

Subepidermal space/cleft.

Perivascular infiltrate.

Band-like upper dermal infi ltrate.

Interface reaction.

Granular "material" in cells.

"Busy" dermis.

Dermal material.

Change in the fat.

Chapter 3 Cell Type.





Chapter 4 Color—Blue.

Blue tumor.

Blue infi ltrate.

Mucin and glands or ducts.


Chapter 5 Color—Pink.

Pink material.

Pink dermis with vessels.

Epidermal necrosis.

Index by Pattern.

Index by Histological Category.

Alphabetical Index.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    great review book

    Very to the point "picture book" for brushing up and reviewing the subtle differences that are high-yield in a dermpath exam. Glad I bought it before the test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    great reference

    This book provides a great differential for the aspiring dermatopathologist from low power images. While not comprehensive and detailed like other texts, the book helps its reader develop differentials for commonly encountered dermatopathology patterns.

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    Posted April 19, 2009

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