Breast

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 27, 2009 - Medical - 243 pages
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Breast pathology is arguably considered the most challenging and controversial area of diagnostic pathology. Many gradations of normal, pre-cancerous, and cancerous conditions are often indistinguishable, making a clear-cut diagnosis very difficult and often a cause for intense debate. This latest book in the Cambridge Illustrated Surgical Pathology series comprehensively covers all methods utilized by pathologists to accurately diagnose diseases affecting the breast. Malignant tumors are the predominant focus, but a full spectrum of inflammatory disorders and hyperplasias is also covered in detail, and the book uniquely shows the progression of disease states from incipient to advanced. Findings are diagnosed not only through the light microscope but also through genetic, molecular, and immunologic modalities; the text additionally includes the interpretation of cytologic specimens as an important diagnostic modality in breast pathology. The book is highly illustrated, with more than 300 color photomicrographs, and accompanied by a CD-ROM of all images in downloadable format.
  

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Contents

1 NORMAL HISTOLOGY AND METAPLASIAS
1
2 ADENOSIS SCLEROSING LESIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS BENIGN ENTITIES
10
3 REACTIVE AND INFLAMMATORY LESIONS
25
4 FIBROEPITHELIAL LESIONS
37
5 NIPPLE LESIONS
55
6 PAPILLARY LESIONS
67
7 BENIGN STROMAL LESIONS
81
8 LOBULAR NEOPLASIA NONINVASIVE
95
9 DUCTAL NEOPLASIA
122
10 INVASIVE CARCINOMA SPECIAL TYPES
137
11 INVASIVE CARCINOMA NO SPECIAL TYPE
185
12 METAPLASTIC CARCINOMA AND SARCOMA
199
13 CYTOLOGY OF THE BREAST
213
INDEX
241
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Thomas J. Lawton, MD, is Associate Professor of Pathology and Chief of Breast and Gynecologic Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.

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