Dermatopathology / Edition 1

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Overview

A sound background in dermatopathology is essential for the diagnosis of both inflammatory dermatoses and cutaneous tumors. This book provides an introduction to the principles of dermatopathology, aimed primarily at dermatologists and pathologists in training, but useful for a wide audience

Everyone interested in dermatopathology will profit from combined knowledge of 4 experienced dermatopathologists, uniform structure approach concentrating on common diagnoses, logical presentation of clinical and histological features, large clearly labeled illustrations, clues for differential diagnostic considerations.

All pictures are in color, printed on high-quality paper, clearly labeled and designed to help every reader become skilled at identifying both patterns and specific diagnostic features rapidly.

A dermatopathology designed to be used, not just read – written by practitioners for daily practice.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Barbara M. Egbert, MD (VA Palo Alto Health Care System)
Description: This synopsis of the most common entities in dermatopathology includes tables of definitions, clinical features, histopathology, and differential diagnoses, accompanied by multiple pictures.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a well illustrated, basic book for beginners. This is a worthy objective, as there are numerous books for residents and practicing dermatopathologists.
Audience: Beginners would include medical students and some residents in nondermatologic allied fields. The book is well organized for this audience.
Features: The book covers the most important diseases in dermatopathology including inflammatory, neoplastic, and congenital. The summary tables and photomicrographs are excellent. Including a differential diagnosis table is especially helpful. Given the concise nature of the book, some entities are not included. It might be useful for the authors to poll students who have used the book to see what sections they would like to see expanded.
Assessment: This high quality book would be extremely useful for medical students. Its concise nature and the level at which it is written is right on target. The authors hope to share their enthusiam for dermatopathology with their readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783798518391
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic Principles: Principles of diagnosis - The skin biopsy - Histopathological techniques - Dermatopathologic glossary.- Inflammatory and Infectious Dermatoses: Epidermis – Spongiosis, acanthosis and hyperparakeratosis - Epidermis – Acantholysis - Bullous diseases - Interface dermatoses.- Dermis – Vascular disorders - Dermis – Granulomatous inflammation - Dermis – Interstitial inflammation - Dermis – Diffuse mixed inflammatory infiltrates - Dermis – Degenerative and metabolic disorders - Dermis – Inflammation of adnexal structures - Subcutaneous fat – Panniculitis - Drug reactions - Artifactual damage.- Cysts: Epithelial cysts - Pseudocysts.- Hamartomas and Neoplasms: Epidermal hamartomas and neoplasms - Melanocytic lesions - Adnexal tumors - Soft tissue proliferations and neoplasms - Vascular tumors - Lymphomas and pseudolymphomas - Histiocytoses and masytoses - Cutaneous metastases.

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