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Diagnose tumors with confidence with Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 4th Edition. Dr. Christopher Fletcher?s renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance you need to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately.

  • Diagnose efficiently and effectively using diagnostic flow charts, correlations of gross appearances to microscopic findings, and differential diagnosis tables ...
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Diagnose tumors with confidence with Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, 4th Edition. Dr. Christopher Fletcher’s renowned reference provides the advanced, expert guidance you need to evaluate and interpret even the most challenging histopathology specimens more quickly and accurately.

  • Diagnose efficiently and effectively using diagnostic flow charts, correlations of gross appearances to microscopic findings, and differential diagnosis tables for better recognition and evaluation of similar-looking entities.
  • Employ immunohistochemistry, molecular and genetic diagnostic tests, and other modern techniques as well as the best morphologic diagnostic methods to effectively identify each tumor or tumor-like entity.
  • Utilize new, clinically important molecular genetic data and updated classification schemes to help guide treatment and targeted therapy.
  • Apply the latest techniques and diagnostic criteria with completely rewritten chapters on Small and Large Intestines, Heart, Larynx and Trachea, Ear, and Peritoneum.
  • Find critical information quickly thanks to more tables and bulleted lists throughout.
  • Access the entire text and illustrations online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Thefourthedition of this classic surgical pathology textbook. A must-have for any practising surgical pathologist."

PathLab, July 2013

"Highly Commended" - BMA Book Awards 2008

"An ideal resource for the busy surgical pathologist...an essential addition to the pathologist's library...Should be kept adjacent to the microscope." - NEJM, review of the previous edition

"The third edition of Dr. Fletcher's textbook on tumors continues the tradition of a well-organized and clear text with abundant color images that spans the entire range of human tumors that was set by the previous 2 editions... Few of us are as articulate as Dr. Fletcher in describing how these ancillary studies really are complementary to traditional morphology rather than replacements for it. As our field changes and evolves, our future role will in part depend on what information we can provide to our clinicians and how useful it is. Textbooks such as this allow pathologists to know the best information to collect and present, from both tradtional and new wave tests, to help clinicians care for their patients."- Advances in Anatomic Pathology, May 2008, review of the previous edition

"Previous editions of Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumours have been required additions to the bookshelf of any practicing surgical histopathologist, and this edition will be no different. It is comprehensive, well-laid-out, beautifully illustrated, and a joy to read. Each organ system is presented clearly, and the text is very easy-to-read, and practically-oriented. The quality of the illustrations is fantastic, and photomicrographs cannot be faulted. Practical diagnostic challenges can be approached with confidence with 'Fletcher', and this third edition will continue to be an authoritative source for trainee pathologists and more experienced practitioners alike. This is a 'must-have' text for diagnostic pathologists." - The Bulletin, July 2009, review of the previous edition

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Reviewer: Sarah Thompson McHugh, M.D.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a good general overview of tumor pathology that highlights the most common and most important entities encountered in surgical pathology. Ample good quality pictures illustrate the key histological features and tables highlight the differences between new and old tumor classification systems and help with immunohistochemical stains.
Purpose: This edition aims to discuss the recent advances in molecular diagnostics and tumor classification and prognostication. This is a lofty objective, given the seemingly constant influx of new scientific advances. The book not only meets this goal, but exceeds it with well-organized tables and flowcharts.
Audience: It is intended as a reference for both practicing pathologists and pathology residents.
Features: It provides practicing pathologists with succinct descriptions of pertinent molecular and immunohistochemical findings. Of note, the pulmonary, gynecologic, soft tissue, and gastrointestinal chapters are especially helpful. The colorful tables and flowcharts do an excellent job of illustrating some of the recent changes in pathology.
Assessment: This book does a great job of updating readers on recent changes in tumor classification. Despite its size, it is user friendly and helpful, with an ideal number of color illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437715347
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 2296
  • Sales rank: 970,926
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 4.90 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Tumors of the Heart and Pericardium

3. Vascular Tumors

4. Tumors of the Upper Respiratory Tract Part A: Nasal Cavity, Paranasal Sinuses, and Nasopharynx

Part B: Larynx, Hypopharynx, and Trachea

5. Tumors of the Lung and Pleura

6. Tumors of the Oral Cavity

7. Tumors of the Salivary Glands

8. Tumors of the Esophagus and Stomach

9. Tumors of the Small and Large Intestines, Including Anal Canal

10. Tumors of the Liver, Biliary Tree, and Gallbladder

11. Tumors of the Exocrine Pancreas

12. Tumors of the Urinary Tract

Part A: Tumors of the Kidney

Part B: Tumors of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter

Part C: Tumors of the Urinary Bladder and Urethra

13. Tumors of the Female Genital Tract

Part A: Ovary, Fallopian Tube, and Broad and Round Ligaments

Part B: Endometrial Tumors

Part C: Tumors of the Placenta and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Part D: Myometrium

Part E: Cervix

Part F: Vagina

Part G: Vulva

14. Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions of the Male Genital Tract

Part A: Prostate and Seminal Vesicles

Part B: Testicular Neoplasms

Part C: Penis and Scrotum

15. Tumors of the Peritoneum


16. Tumors of the Breast

17. Tumors of the Pituitary Gland

18. Tumors of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Part A: The Thyroid Gland

Part B: The Parathyroid Gland

19. Tumors of the Adrenal Gland

20. Tumors of the Endocrine Pancreas

21. Tumors of the Lymphoreticular System, Including Spleen and Thymus

Part A: The Lymph Node

Part B: The Spleen

Part C: The Thymus

22. Tumors of the Hematopoietic System

23. Tumors of the Skin

24. Tumors of Soft Tissue

25. Tumors of the Osteoarticular System

26. Tumors of the Central Nervous System

27. Peripheral Neuroectodermal Tumors

28. Tumors of the Autonomic Nervous System, Including Paraganglia

29. Tumors of the Eye and Ocular Adnexae

30. Tumors of the Ear

31. Molecular Genetic Techniques in Diagnosis and Prognosis

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