This practical book takes the challenge of the dermatopathology
sign-out and walks the reader through a diagnostic approach,
explaining how to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions
and identifying histopathologic features unique to each entity.
Through discussion of some 150-200 lineage-unrelated cutaneous
neoplastic disorders (primary and secondary), the reader will
become familiar with common and sometimes uncommon but clinically
relevant conditions. Each chapter adopts a consistent style for
quick and easy reading, covering typical microscopic features,
clinical vignettes, histological variations, diagnostic pitfalls
and differentials, and key diagnostic pearls. Chapters also explain
general pathological principles, laboratory processing of specimens
and medico-legal aspects of neoplastic dermatopathology. Each copy
of the book is packaged with a password, providing online access to
all text and images. Written by leading pathologists and educators,
this is an essential resource for trainees and more experienced
pathologists tackling the daily sign-out as well as board exams in
dermatopathology. Cutaneous tumors form the bulk of the daily
sign-out in dermatopathology. This practical book explains how to
tackle the diagnosis, emphasizing diagnostic clues for each entity
as well as pitfalls, mimickers and general pathological principles.
This is essential reading for trainees tackling the daily sign-out
and board exams.