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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Wei Cui, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: Both benign/reactive and malignant lymphoid processes are covered in this concise but high-yield book. The boxed summary of each entity listed in each chapter is very helpful. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The understanding of the biology and pathology of malignant lymphomas and the way to interpret lymph node biopsies have changed significantly since the previous edition. New entities were introduced in the WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, 4th edition, Swerdlow et al. (World Health Organization, 2008).
Audience: This book is good for a wide-ranging audience that includes residents, pathologists, and hematopathologists.
Features: "It covers benign/reactive and malignant lymphoid processes, non-lymphoid neoplasms, and interpretation of needle core biopsies of lymph nodes. The immunohistochemistry and differential diagnosis sections are well done. The summary boxes in each chapter are very informative and are easy to remember. "
Assessment: This is a nice, concise book to have for a quick reference with many illustrations that provide graphical information. With the addition of new entities and the expansions of existing chapters, this edition is justified.