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From The CriticsReviewer: Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, MD, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is a practical book describing pathological findings of endometrial diseases with emphasis on clinical-pathological correlations.
Purpose: The purpose is to bridge the knowledge of pathologists and gynecologists, so that each group understands the nomenclature and practice algorithms used by the other. It is a good book for use by practicing pathologists as a desktop help in signing out surgical pathology cases.
Audience: The audience includes residents and practicing physicians of both pathology and gynecology. Even though most of the authors are at the beginning of their careers, they do a good job in summarizing existing knowledge.
Features: There are two parts of the book, one that gives an introduction to clinical aspects of evaluation of the endometrium, with chapters on decision-making, ultrasound, and hysteroscopy, and a second part that describes endometrial histology and pathology. The references are few but current. The high point of the book is the good quality and appropriateness of the numerous photomicrographs.
Assessment: This is a very practical, easy-to-read book. It contains abundant illustrations of endometrial pathology that provide a useful introduction to terminology to the novice. The pictures also show examples of rarer diseases for use by more experienced pathologists. It is not a substitute for more classical references on gynecological pathology because it lacks the depth of discussion of opposing points of view on controversial issues, and because some topics are only briefly summarized. This book would be an excellent companion for use in preparation for board exams for both gynecology and pathology residents.