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Overview

Completely updated, the Fifth Edition of this standard-setting two-volume reference presents the most advanced diagnostic techniques and the latest information on all currently known disease entities. More than 90 preeminent surgical pathologists offer expert advice on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. The Fifth Edition contains over 4,400 full-color photographs.

This edition provides detailed coverage of the latest developments in the field, including 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. Where appropriate updated World Health Organization (WHO) terminology has been employed for tumor diagnosis. A few of the many specific changes include:

  • An update on the serrated adenoma and serrated carcinoma pathway
  • Virtually new chapters on salivary gland, larynx, blood vessels, heart, non-melanocytic skin tumors, and placenta
  • Complete updates of the lymph node and bone marrow chapters incorporating the new WHO terminology
  • An expanded discussion of the molecular biology of thyroid neoplasia

All full-color illustrations have been color-balanced to dramatically improve image quality.

A companion Website will include the fully searchable text and an image bank.

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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 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.
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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: 1,411,119
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    lives up to its reputation

    I am a practiticing Pathologist for 26 years. I am glad that there is rebuttal to the first reviewer's comments. I can only conclude that the reviewer must either be the agent or publisher for Rosai's newly released 9th edition. Alhough I agree that Ackerman's text is of the highest quality, I personally believe that Sternberg remains the benchmark in general Surgical Pathology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    The other reviewer for this book is just wrong

    I am a practicing surgical pathologist with 20 years' experience. I don't know who the other person is who wrote the accompanying diatribe, but he has obviously not really READ Sternberg's text, and he does not understand its 'mission.' That text is a problem-solving, 'working' text, and Rosai is an encyclopedic-type treatment of the topic. Thus, they have different intended uses for the pathologist. The illustrations and references in the current edition of Sternberg are very good (as are those in Rosai), and I believe they in fact are comparable. BOTH of these books are excellent and mandate a place in the library of any practicing surgical pathologist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2004

    ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC, A TOTAL WASTE

    I am very disappointed that I bought this book. I just wasted $349.00 dollars on a piece of junk. This book is absolutely unorganized, written unclearly, and not professional. First of all, nearly all the information written in this book is out of date. The refernces show that the information presented in this book is equivalent to 1992 information. That makes this book useless today. Secondly, all the books illustations are extrenely poor quality, out of date, and irrelevant to the text. Most have been reproduced in color forom texts that are out of date and inaccurate. The illustartions are not very helpful at in illustrating key features, such as tumours, methods, etc. They are so unorganized that it is nearly impossible to find what what you are looking for. Also, they are inconveniently placed at the beginning of the book, all of the photographs are. Secondly, are writing syle is extremely weak. There are at least 350 grammatical errors in the text. Also, each chapter is so short that it can be read in an hour or less. Even though this book is nearly 3000 pages long, nearly 1400 pages of the book is the table of contents, chapter references, and the very extensive index. So in actuality, the book is 1600 pages long. Each chapter is a little more thn 20 pages long. Also, the refernces are very old, most the references can't be referred to because the information is out of date. Next, the diagnostic surgical methods in this book is incorrectly presented. If you folow this book, you are sure to make serious mistakes in practice. The photographs that go along with them is weak and understanding them can be quite difficult. Don't waste your money on this book, If you want a great surgical pathology book get Rosai and ackerman's surgical pathology. This two volume work istruly impressive. everything is high quality, referenced extremely wel, up to date, and almost flawless in presenthing accurate information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2004

    A fine update to an excellent textbook

    As a practicing surgical pathologist with over 15 years of experience I find this new edition of Sternberg's diagnostic surgical pathology to be up to date and very well organized. I am not sure what the first reviewer looked at, but I find it hard to believe it was the same book I am talking about. The image quality is quite good and the writing style is just fine. The only text with over 350 grammatical errors is the first review below. I own both Sternberg and Rosai and believe both are excellent texts that every practicing surgical pathologist needs. I think Rosai is a better book when you know the diagnosis but want background information on something and Sternberg is a better book when you are unsure of your diagnosis and want to be sure you are right.

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