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(see also tumors)


Revised: 11 May 2011

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Argenyi: Cutaneous Neural Neoplasms

By Zsolt Argenyi

2010 (1st ed), 400 pages, 175 illus, $165 list

Cutaneous Neural Neoplasms provides an essential aid in diagnosis by discussing the cardinal clinico-pathologic features of cutaneous tumors relevant to these specialists. It covers detailed pathologic features, and their differential diagnosis. Applicable special diagnostic techniques are extensively illustrated. Whenever relevant, key therapeutic recommendations are provided. This book is intended to fill a major gap in the currently available resources for practicing physicians, and will provide them with an appropriate knowledge base to handle these challenging tumors in the most up-to-date fashion.


Barnhill: Dermatopathology

By Raymond Barnhill

2010 (3rd ed), 950 pages, $329 list

A comprehensive, user-friendly reference on dermatopathology addressing differential diagnosis at the microscopic level. Tables detail specific entities utilizing both clinical and histopathologic features, while in-depth discussions and quality illustrations aid recognition of dermatologic disorders. Appendices include histochemical stains, immunopathology, and electron microscopy. Also included is a special glossary of dermatopathology.




Inflammatory Dermatopathology

Billings: Inflammatory Dermatopathology    

By Stephen Billings

2010(1st ed), 224 pages, $189 list

Inflammatory Dermatopathology: A Pathologist's Survival Guide provides expert guidance for the reader to develop a systematic approach to the diagnosis of inflammatory disorders of the skin. It covers the most common and clinically important inflammatory disorders of the skin through an image-rich easy to read format. Each section includes practical tips to help navigate the differential diagnosis. Microscopic features are listed as bullet points to enhance readability. Examples of diagnostic comments that practicing pathologists can utilize in their own reports are also provided. Demonstrating a global understanding of inflammatory dermatoses in a quick and efficient manner, Inflammatory Dermatopathology: A Pathologist's Survival Guide will both guide the reader in how to approach inflammatory dermatoses, as well as provide a tool that will help with the writing of surgical pathology reports.



Brehmer-Andersson: Dermatopathology
By Eva Brehmer-Andersson

2006 (1st ed), 254 pages, $179 list

Discusses principles of microscopic pathology of acquired skin diseases in a concise, yet comprehensive manner.  Also discusses underlying mechanism of diseases.



Brinster: Dermatopathology                 

By Nooshin Brinster

2011 (1st ed), 624 pages, 2005 illus, $199 list

Part of the High-Yield Pathology Series, this title is designed to help you review the key pathologic features of skin disease, recognize the classic look of each disease, and quickly confirm your diagnosis. Its templated format, excellent color photographs, concise bulleted text, and authoritative content, will help you accurately identify more than 400 skin conditions.


Burg: Cutaneous Lymphomas : Unusual Cases 2
By Günter Burg, Werner Kempf , S Michaelis, J Feit

2006 (1st ed), 96 pages, $129 list

Describes unusual cases of cutaneous lymphomas and is of special interest for clinicians and pathologists dealing with the vexing subject of cutaneous lymphoma.



Elder: Atlas and Synopsis of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
By David E Elder, Rosalie Elenitsas, Bernett Johnson Jr, Michael Ioffreda, Jeffrey Miller and O Fred Miller III

2006 (1st ed), 512 pages, 1481 illus, $220 list

Based on Lever's Histopathology of the Skin, Ninth Edition, this full-color atlas presents an algorithmic pattern recognition approach to differential diagnosis of skin diseases based on location in the skin and the patterns and cell types seen.



Elder: Lever's Histopathology of the Skin  

By David Elder

2008 (10th ed), 1408 pages, $335 list

Strengths of the book apart from its reputation as a classic work include its comprehensive coverage. The pattern-recognition "primer" used in the eighth and ninth editions will be retained and extended, based on ideas developed for the Atlas. This section serves to introduce the notion of pattern-algorithm diagnosis to the readership. The "primer" section will be extensively cross-referenced to the chapters and perhaps also to the second edition of the Atlas. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.


Ferringer: Dermatopathology: Requisites in Dermatology  

By Tammie Ferringer

2008, 372 pages, $119 list

This title in the Requisites in Dermatology series is the perfect resource for quick reference and rapid review in dermatopathology. It succinctly presents all of the most essential clinical and foundational knowledge you need for certification, recertification, or practice. An extremely user-friendly full-color format, replete with full-color clinical photographs and other pertinent illustrations, makes it easy to locate and read up on any topic. Plus, full-text online access lets you consult the book from any computer, download all of the images, watch online lectures, and more.


Grant-Kels: Color Atlas of Dermatopathology
By Jane M Grant-Kels

2007 (1st ed), 256 pages, $200 list

Standing as the only dermatopathology atlas to correlate pathological findings with clinical presentations, this source presents a reader-friendly approach to diagnosis and the interpretation of skin biopsy results. With an abundance of color clinical and histologic photographs, and descriptions of more than 75 dermatological diseases and conditions.



Gross: Mohs Surgery and Histopathology: Beyond the Fundamentals  

By Ken Gross

2009 (1st ed), 200 pages, 426 illus, $135 list

This book describes the methods the dermatologist, pathologist, or technician can use to optimize the Mohs technique and produce the highest-quality slides and highest cure rates possible.



LeBoit: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Skin (Volume 10)

By Philip E LeBoit, Gunter Burg, David Weedon and Alain Sarasin

2006, 360 pages, 700 illus, $110 list

This volume covers keratinocytic, melanocytic, appendageal, haematopoietic, soft tissue and neural tumours, as well as inherited tumour syndromes.

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MacDonald: Dermatopathology

By Donald MacDonald, Mohamed Ben-Gashir and Alistair Robson

2006 (1st ed), 528 pages, 558 illus, $140 list

Well illustrated and didactic in nature.  Teaches the skills of pattern recognition and how the visible features in a histological slide correlate to disease.


McKee: Diagnostic Atlas of Melanocytic Pathology

By Phillip McKee

2009, 440 pages, 1184 illus, $209 list

Diagnose any benign, premalignant, or malignant melanocytic lesion with over 1000 high-quality color images in this practical, easy-to-use reference.



Murphy: Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology   

By Michael Murphy

2011 (1st ed), 491 pages, $239 list

"Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology" presents the basics of molecular biology and molecular diagnostic methods most commonly used in the clinical laboratory, with an emphasis on the concepts and testing most relevant to dermatological diseases. Topics include the integration of newer diagnostic and prognostic techniques with 'traditional' histologic approaches, and discussions of regulatory, ethical, legal, economic issues and 'newer' technologies. This important diagnostic tool outlines the clinically relevant uses (i.e.; diagnostic, staging and/or prognostic) applications of these techniques in the field of dermatology.


Mysore: Fundamentals of Pathology of Skin
by Venkataram Mysore

2006 (2nd ed), 214 pages, $33 list,complete information

This book is intended to serve as a desktop reference for students of dermatology and pathology, a supplement to large standard textbooks.



Patterson: Nonmelanocytic Tumors of the Skin (AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology, Series 4, Vol 4)
By James W Patterson and Mark R Wick

2006, 524 pages, 880 illus, $165 list

This publication, and its soon to be published companion volume on Melanocytic Tumors of the Skin, will serve as the most comprehensive and useful guides available to cutaneous tumors and tumor-like lesions.


Molecular Mechanisms of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (Medical Intelligence Unit)

Reichrath: Molecular Pathology of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas

By Jörg Reichrath

2006 (1st ed), 160 pages, $135 list

This book provides a comprehensive, highly readable overview of our current knowledge of the molecular pathology of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. The chapters present the newest findings in epidemiology, photocarcinogenesis, genetics, immunology and molecular pathology of these epithelial skin tumors.



Smoller: Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease

By Bruce Smoller

2010 (1st ed), 250 pages, 265 illus, $189 list

Through a unique presentation of clinical photographs and accompanying histologic photomicrographs, Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease provides the practicing surgical pathologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, internal medicine physician and dermatopathologist with a single volume source that reviews the clinical and pathologic features of metabolic and endocrine disorders that display cutaneous manifestations. Color photographs are presented for each condition followed by a series of phoromicrographs depicting each entity microscopically. The text includes Clinical Features, Pathology, Etiopathogenesis, Differential Diagnosis and Therapy for all entities, described in a clear, concise style. In-depth discussions of the clinical findings, as well as the histologic features of these diseases are included.


Dermatopathology: The Basics

Smoller: Dermatopathology: The Basics

By Bruce Smoller

2009 (1st ed), 150 pages, 190 illus, $60 list

Dermatopathology: The Basics serves as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader is able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition.


Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics

Smoller: Inflammatory Dermatoses     

By Bruce Smoller

2010 (1st ed), 315 pages, 323 illus, $60 list

Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader will be able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findings and epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed.


Snow: Atlas of Skin Cancers Processed by Frozen Sections and Mohs Surgery

By Stephen Snow

2008 (1st ed), 354 pages, 400 illus, $125 list

This work is the first of its kind, demonstrating the interpretation of pathology slides processed by frozen sections. It includes clinical photos of the primary tumor of nearly every type of skin cancer. In compiling this material, the authors made every effort to match these tumors with the actual frozen (and sometimes paraffin) microsection photos, to provide true clinicopathologic correlation. A chapter includes frozen section slides prepared for Dr. Frederic Mohs from tissue prefixed with zinc chloride paste.


Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Sondak: Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Multidisciplinary Approach

By Vernon Sondak              

2010 (1st ed), 300 pages, $65 list

Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon but not rare aggressive cutaneous malignancy. It has many similarities to melanoma, particularly in the need for aggressive multidisciplinary treatment, but far less is known about this disease by most practicing physicians. This book summarizes all of the existing knowledge about Merkel cell carcinoma and provides a much-needed perspective on future opportunities for diagnostic and therapeutic advances. It offers practical how to advice on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, and also insight into how to establish a multidisciplinary Merkel cell carcinoma clinic. In addition, it will serve as a unique resource for trainees (medical students, residents and fellows) as well as for Merkel cell carcinoma patients and their advocates and caregivers.



Weedon: Weedon's Skin Pathology

By David Weedon

2009 (3rd ed), 1968 pages, 1200 illus, $439 list

A superb full color art program illustrates the salient pathological features of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions and will help the reader easily interpret key clinical and diagnostic points. This single–authored text incorporates the wealth of Dr Weedon’s own personal observations and experience in his approach to the diagnosis and interpretation of skin biopsies and is full of useful diagnostic clues and pearls. This remarkable book is an indispensable resource for all those involved in the identification and evaluation of skin disorders.





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