Synopses & Reviews
A practical guide for the diagnostic surgical pathologist, this new edition of Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast presents the diverse spectrum of pathologic alterations that occur in the breast in a manner analogous to that in which they are encountered in daily practice. Lesions are grouped together according to their histologic patterns rather than by the traditional benign-malignant categorization in order to simulate the way pathologists face these lesions as they examine microscopic slides on a daily basis. The role of adjunctive studies in solving diagnostic problems in breast pathology is emphasized where appropriate.In addition, the clinical significance and impact on patient management of the various diagnoses are discussed and key clinical and management points highlighted. Features include:· Lesions grouped by histologic patterns to simulate real-world experience· Many sections updated to reflect the most recent advances in the field· More than 550 color images, including over 100 new images, highlight key pathologic features and streamline visual diagnosis· Bulleted tables summarize key diagnostic features of various lesions· A concise, convenient format that serves as a practical reference and diagnostic guide for pathologists Included with the companion web site:· Fully searchable text· More than 300 full-color images· Test bank that is ideal for board exam preparation
Doody's Book Review Service, 16-DEC-09, Ivan Damjanov, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center --
"This book on breast pathology is part of the popular Biopsy Interpretation Series, which includes several well received titles in a similar format. This one predominantly deals with the most important benign and malignant breast lesions, but it is also eclectic and thus covers more or less the entire spectrum of changes to be found microscopically in breast biopsies. The book is well illustrated and includes access to a web site that contains additional histopathology pictures.
"It is designed as a compact guide to surgical pathology of breast biopsies to serve as a quick reference for practicing surgical pathologists, but it also could serve as a textbook for pathologists in training. The authors meet their objectives with this very useful book. Intended for surgical pathologists, its readers will include both practicing pathologists and novices at various educational levels of training. The authors are among the leading experts in the field of breast pathology with a number of important publications to their credit. They are also well known educators and serve as consultants to many other pathologists. The book reflects their long-term commitment to the study of breast pathology and is based on years of practice as well as discussions about various breast lesions.
"Like the other titles in this series, this book comes in a relatively small format, which will make if handy as a desk reference. The 20 chapters begin with normal anatomy and histology of the breast and end with specimen processing, evaluation, and reporting. It covers all breast pathology, including reactive inflammatory lesions, benign tumors, and malignant tumors. Common lesions are given more space than the rare entities, but the less common ones are discussed. I could not find any significant omissions. All chapters are well illustrated with high quality color photographs and well referenced with relevant and recent citations referring to articles in the leading pathology journals. The text is supplemented with tables summarizing key diagnostic features and differential diagnosis. In addition to the 550 color microphotographs, there are 300 photographs in the web site supplement which is available to readers through an access code.
"There are currently several very good surgical pathology books dealing with breast pathology, but none of them summarizes the salient problems of breast pathology better and more comprehensively than this compact yet truly wonderful book. My colleagues, who know much more breast pathology than I, swear by it and use it to support their diagnoses and even to occasionally lecture me by quoting from its pages. Over the last few months, I have also begun to use it and I have become convinced that it contains just the right amount of facts for an ideal quick, yet trustworthy reference. I enthusiastically recommend it to practicing pathologists and their trainees."Ivan Damjanov, MD, reviewing for Doody's Book Review Service. Weighted Numerical Score: 100, 5 Stars
"This is one of the best pathology books I have ever read! It goes over benign, premalignant, and malignant breast diseases in a very systematic, enjoyable, and easy flowing manner."
"As a pathology resident, I learned a lot about breast pathology from it, and I quite often see my attending pathologists consult it as a quick, reliable reference. Both authors are well known in the field of breast pathology, and Dr. Schnitt is one of the editors of WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast, 4th edition, Lakhani et al. (World Health Organization, 2012) (the blue book). The presentation feels like the authors have worked closely with trainees and anticipate the difficult areas, so they cover those thoroughly."
"This is a superb book in a field which almost all pathologists need to be quite familiar with. It has the knowledge and the approach pathologists need for day-to-day practice. The second edition, with over 100 new images, comes right after the updated WHO classification of breast tumors and incorporates all the changes embraced by the World Health Organization."
Lamis A Shatat, MBBS(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Weighted Numerical Score: 94 - 4 Stars!
'Entities are listed in a pragmatic way to facilitate scanning a chapter to try and identify a lesion while at the scope'
'Another touted online benefit is an image test bank for board preparation (and likelyMOC examinations as well). There is good breadth in the sample examined for this review'
'A good everyday resource for the vast majority of breast biopsy specimens and will also aid in understanding excision specimens'
'this book is highly recommended for its breadth of images, condensed text with key references, and streamlined format.'
American Journal of Surgical Pathology, May 2014
Cherie Paquette, MD, MS and Mark H. Stoler, MD
A practical guide for the diagnostic surgical pathologist, this book presents the diverse spectrum of pathologic alterations that occur in the breast in a manner analogous to the way they are encountered in daily practice. Lesions are grouped according to their histologic patterns to simulate the way pathologists face these lesions as they examine microscopic slides. The approach is based on pattern recognition and emphasizes differential diagnosis. The book contains over 500 full-color photomicrographs and 50 tables summarizing key clinical and pathologic features and differential diagnostic issues.
A companion Website will offer 900 full-color images, plus the fully searchable text and a test bank that is ideal for board preparation.
Table of Contents
1. Normal Anatomy and Histology
2. Reactive, Inflammatory and Non-Proliferative Lesions
3. Intraductal Proliferative Lesions: Usual Ductal Hyperplasia, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
4. Columnar Cell Lesions and Flat Epithelial Atypia
5. Lobular Neoplasia: Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
6. Fibroepithelial Lesions
7. Adenosis and Sclerosing Lesions
8. Papillary Lesions
9. Microinvasive Carcinoma
10. Invasive Carcinoma
11. Spindle Cell Lesions
12. Vascular Lesions
13. Other Mesenchymal Lesions
14. Miscellaneous Rare Lesions
15. Nipple Disorders
16. Male Breast Lesions
17. Breast Lesions In Children and Adolescents
18. Axillary Lymph Nodes
19. Treatment Effects
20. Specimen Processing, Evaluation, and Reporting