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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sapna Amin, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: In a wonderful addition to the Diagnostic Pathology series, this book presents concise descriptions of over 160 specific non-neoplastic dermatopathology diagnoses with abundant high-quality clinical and histological images. The discussion of each diagnosis follows a similar bulleted format, covering terminology, clinical, gross, and microscopic features that allows pathologists to quickly arrive at the correct diagnosis. Key points of each entity are summarized in an easy-to-read table for quick reference.
Purpose: This book provides a concise, yet informative, approach to non-neoplastic dermatopathology. Each section is organized in the same format, which makes the information easy to read and quickly accessible.
Audience: While geared towards general surgical pathologists, this book also will serve as a useful quick reference for dermatologists and dermatopathologists.
Features: Unique to the Diagnostic Pathology series are the image galleries, which boast numerous high-quality images. Each diagnosis is accompanied by both clinical and histological photographs, which are fully annotated to point out key features. The highlighted Key Facts box is also a favorite feature of this series, as it enables readers to garner the most important information at a glance. A brief discussion of the differential diagnosis also ensures that readers have considered the most important alternatives.
Assessment: The many highlights of this book, including the easy-to-read bulleted text and numerous high-quality photographs, will quickly make it a favorite among general pathologists, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists alike.