Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology / Edition 5

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Visually stunning and thoroughly up to date, the sixth edition of Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology continues to set the standard for differential diagnosis of the surgical specimen. Offering the latest information on all currently known diseases, this classic two-volume reference presents advanced diagnostic techniques from a virtual “who’s who” of experts in the field – pathologists who provide authoritative guidance on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. No matter what your level of training or experience, keeping Sternberg’s near your microscope is the next best thing to a personal consultation with a trusted colleague.

Key Features

  • Clearly visualize nearly every specimen you’re likely to see, thanks to more than 4,000 full-color illustrations, each color-balanced to dramatically improve image quality.
  • Get practical, real-world help on diagnostic problems and pitfalls from the text that has emphasized a hands-on focus from the very first edition.
  • Benefit from significant updates in key areas of the field, particularly in immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology.
  • Stay up to date with new information on new molecular and immunohistochemical markers for diagnosis and prognosis of neoplasia, improved classification systems for diagnosis and prognosis, the role of pathology in new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and the recognition of new entities or variants of entities.
  • Keep abreast of updated World Health Organization (WHO) terminology regarding tumor diagnosis.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
  • Over 900 multiple choice questions to reinforce the material in the chapters
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Ivan Damjanov, MD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:This is the fifth edition of the leading multiauthored textbook of surgical pathology which has been revised every four to six years since it was first published in 1989. Like the previous editions, it covers all topics in surgical pathology and is well illustrated. For this edition, it has been thoroughly revised, updated, and illustrated with numerous new color figures.
Purpose:The purpose was spelled out 20 years ago by its original editors, led by Dr Stephen S. Sternberg: to provide an authoritative treatise on the diagnosis of conditions which confront the surgical pathologist. This edition remains true to this goal, providing surgical pathologists and their trainees with a practice-oriented compendium that can help them diagnose both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. Surgical pathologists rely on encyclopedic textbook references of this type and many will welcome this updated edition.
Audience:Although written for surgical pathologists and their residents, the book also will be consulted in hospital libraries by surgeons, oncologists, and other medical specialists dealing with diagnostic pathology. Dr. Stacey E. Mills, Director of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, University of Virginia Health System, one of the leading surgical pathologists in the world, is known for his many original papers, reviews, and monographs and his widely admired diagnostic and editorial skills. He has four associate editors, who also are known for their contributions and editorial know-how. The list of over 90 contributors, most of whom are from the U.S., includes some of the best known surgical pathologists from the highest ranked medical centers and universities. The authority of this team is reassuring and unquestioned.
Features:The 58 chapters, grouped into 10 sections, cover the diseases of all anatomic parts of the human body. The coverage is encyclopedic, and almost all the important, as well as many less important, topics of surgical pathology are dealt with in more than sufficient detail. The narrative is supplemented by numerous color illustrations and tables summarizing essential facts. The tables dealing with differential diagnosis are one of the hallmarks of this book. Many pathologists also will appreciate the lists of immunohistochemical markers or chromosomal markers that are currently used in the diagnosis of some neoplasms. The references at the end of each chapter are well chosen and up to date. The index is complete and useful.
Assessment:All those who have used Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology for the last 20 years, as well as those who have grown up on this book during training, will agree with me that this is the best multiauthored overall textbook of diagnostic surgical pathology covering both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. The new edition has retained all the attractive features of the previous editions that have made this book so popular with surgical pathologists. It is hard to find another book in which so much knowledge and personal hands-on experience of so many leading pathologists has been so succinctly presented. The authors also deserve credit for following the advances in the field, which has helped them in revising and updating the book wherever necessary. The writing is crisp and to the point and the book is well edited. I could not detect any weaknesses or deficiencies and even the chapters that were a bit under par in previous editions have been significantly improved. Essentially, all gross and microscopic photographs are in color, and their color balance is commendable, reflecting the conscious effort of the editors to assure quality and consistency of the pictorial material. The latest edition of this classic, which deserves to be read and used, will be welcomed by surgical pathologists and their trainees. It is a must for all pathology departments, but many pathologists will also buy it for their personal use. It also belongs on the list of core hospital texts and, accordingly, it should be prominently displayed in general medical libraries.
From the Publisher

'touches on every aspect of surgical pathology, from medical kidney to neuropathology, in surprising detail'
'comprehensive book on surgical pathology'
'visual features are of great quality and value'
'a great addition to the field'
-Doodys Publishers' Club, Friday, March 13, 2015
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alan P. Martinez, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is an update of a book covering all of the surgical aspects of pathology. The online version contains the entire contents of the book as well as additional features such as cross-linked pages, additional images, and references, with the ability to highlight. It is features like these that are slowly making online versions of books more and more appealing than the clunky online versions of the past. The previous edition was published in 2010.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide diagnostic assistance to surgical pathologists and aid in real-life diagnostic challenges. Essentially, the authors claim that they do not simply regurgitate information, but present it in a way that actually helps with the diagnosis, particularly when it comes to the differential diagnosis. Any book can provide facts, but it is the manner in which it presents the facts is what sets one book apart from another. For a large reference, this one does well meeting its goals. It has many tables, charts, and good differential sections to aid in making the correct diagnosis. The additional online content may or may not appeal to readers. I personally am not a big online aficionado, so for me, it is simply a small perk.
Audience: As with most pathology books, this one is designed with practicing pathologists in mind, which makes it appropriate for anyone studying the field, i.e. residents in training. The book will be a great reference for residents and attendings when making a diagnosis and by helping rule out the incorrect diagnosis. The information is beyond what medical students need to know.
Features: The book touches on every aspect of surgical pathology, from medical kidney to neuropathology, in surprising detail. Some areas are a little vague, in particular the discussion of mucinous appendicitis neoplasms, mainly by not having a good differential for distinguishing the benign from the aggressive entities. Overall, this is a solid reference with good, but not great pictures. More pictures certainly never hurt. It gets the job done, though. The strengths of the book are the differential diagnoses and tables.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive book on surgical pathology. At times it would be nice if it listed a few more cutting-edge immunohistochemical stains or more thoroughly described certain entities as well as their differential diagnosis, but this can be said of nearly any book. Also, there could be a few more pictures, but, overall, the visual features are of great quality and value. Comparing it to other books is difficult, but it certainly shares many features with Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology, 10th Edition, Rosai (Elsevier, 2011), although in the end, I believe Rosai is probably more thorough. Whether that is a good thing or not is something the reader needs to decide. Given the ever-changing field of pathology and medicine in general, a new edition was certainly warranted and this book is a great addition to the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781779425
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 3104
  • Sales rank: 1,394,654
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 5.80 (d)

Table of Contents

SKIN, SOFT TISSUE, BONE & JOINTS: Nonneoplastic Diseases of the Skin, D.C. Parker, R.J. Morris & A.R. Solomon / Non-Melanocytic Cutaneous Tumors, J.W. Patterson / Melanocytic Lesions, A. Piris, N. Prieto-Granada, M.J. Imber & M.C. Mihm, Jr. / Muscle Biopsy in Neuromuscular Diseases, R.R. Heffner, Jr. & L.L. Balos / Disorders of Soft Tissue, J.S.J. Brooks / Joint Diseases, P.G. Bullough / Nonneoplastic Diseases of Bones, P.G. Bullough / Bone Tumors, C.Y. Inwards & K.K. Unni

BREAST: The Breast, D. Carter, S.J. Schnitt, R.R. Millis & H.A. Oberman

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: The Brain, Spinal Cord & Meninges, P.E. McKeever

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: The Neuroendocrine & Paracrine Systems, R.V. Lloyd & L.A. Erickson / The Pituitary & Sellar Region, B.W. Scheithauer / Pathology of Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease, Z.W. Baloch & V.A. LiVolsi / The Adrenal Glands, R.A. DeLellis & S. Mangray / Paragangliomas, E.E. Lack & J.A. Wieneke

HEMATOPOIETIC & LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS: Disorders of Bone Marrow, R.W. McKenna & S.H. Kroft / Lymph Nodes, J.B. Cousar, W.R. Macon, T.L. McCurley & S.H. Swerdlow / The Spleen, J.S. Burke

HEAD & NECK: The Jaws & Oral Cavity, R.J. Zarbo / Salivary Glands, S.E. Mills / The Nose, Paranasal Sinuses & Nasopharynx, S.E. Mills / The Larynx, E.B. Stelow / The Ear & Temporal Bone, B.M. Wenig / The Eye & Ocular Adnexa, G.K. Klintworth & T.J. Cummings

INTRATHORACIC ORGANS & BLOOD VESSELS: Nonneoplastic Pulmonary Disease, A.S. Patchefsky / Pulmonary Neoplasms, M. Noguchi & Y. Shimosato / The Pleura, H. Battifora / The Mediastinum, M.R. Wick / The Heart, G.J. Berry & C.C. Marboe / Blood Vessels, A. Burke & R. Virmani

ALIMENTARY CANAL & ASSOCIATED ORGANS: Esophagus, L.M. Yerian & J.R. Goldblum / The Stomach, D.A. Owen / Nonneoplastic Intestinal Diseases, R.E. Petras & T.L. Gramlich / Intestinal Neoplasms, H.S. Cooper / Pancreas, L.D.R. Thompson & C.S. Heffess / Non-Neoplastic Liver Disease, D.C. Snover / Masses of the Liver, K. Washington & E. Harris / Gallbladder, Extrahepatic Biliary Tree & Ampulla, N.V. Adsay / Anus & Perianal Area, H.D. Appelman

URINARY TRACT & MALE GENITAL SYSTEM: Developmental Abnormalities of the Kidney, E. Gilbert-Barness & P. Khanna / Adult Renal Diseases, T. Nádasdy, A. Satoskar & F.G. Silva / Adult Renal Tumors, V.E. Reuter & S.K. Tickoo / Renal Neoplasms of Childhood, P. Argani & J.B. Beckwith / The Urothelial Tract: Renal Pelvis, Ureter, Urinary Bladder & Urethra, V.E. Reuter / The Prostate & Seminal Vesicles, J.I. Epstein / Nonneoplastic Diseases of the Testis, H.S. Levin & L.R. Schoenfield / Testicular & Paratesticular Tumors, T.M. Ulbright and D.M. Berney / The Penis, E.F. Velazquez, J.E. Barreto, G. Ayala & A.L. Cubilla

FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM & PERITONEUM: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, I.-M. Shih, M.T. Mazur & R.J. Kurman / The Placenta, C.G. Kaplan & G.P. Altshuler / The Vulva & Vagina, M.H. Stoler & S.E. Mills / The Cervix, M.R. Nucci & C.P. Crum / The Uterine Corpus, T.A. Longacre, K.A. Atkins, R.L. Kempson & M.R. Hendrickson / Ovarian Surface Epithelial Stromal Tumors, P.B. Clement & R.H. Young / Sex Cord—Stromal, Steroid Cell & Germ Cell Tumors of the Ovary, R.H. Young & P.B. Clement / Miscellaneous Primary Tumors, Secondary Tumors & Non-Neoplastic Lesions of the Ovary, R.H. Young & P.B. Clement / The Fallopian Tube & Broad Ligament, R.H. Young & P.B. Clement / The Peritoneum, P.B. Clement & R.H. Young

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