Rosen's Breast Pathology.2nd ed, by Paul Peter Rosen, 1024 pp, with illus, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.
The first edition of Rosen's Breast Pathology has been widely regarded as the premier textbook in the field. The new second edition continues to set the standard of excellence, providing the reader with a comprehensive, extensively illustrated review of the discipline of breast pathology in a clinical context, essential for the multidisciplinary model of care widely practiced for the management of diseases of the breast.
In addition to the expected detailed morphologic descriptions of numerous benign and malignant breast lesions, the current edition includes the latest information on new diagnostic techniques, staging criteria, and molecular tumor markers. Extensive discussion of issues surrounding the ever-increasing use of needle core biopsy material for diagnosis and prognostic information, as well as of the sentinel lymph node Sentinel lymph node
The first lymph node to receive lymph fluid from a tumor. If the sentinel node is cancer-free, then it is likely that the cancerous cells have not metastasized.
Mentioned in: Vulvar Cancer biopsy techniques, is also part of this book. Moreover, in this edition, the challenging chapters on proliferative breast disease and precancerous lesions, ductal and lobular carcinoma in situ lobular carcinoma in situ Atypical lobular hyperplasia, LCIS Oncology A precancerous epithelial lesion of the female breast;1⁄3 of those with LCIS develop invasive CA; 8% of LCIS do not form a discrete mass. Cf Ductal carcinoma in situ. , and microinvasive carcinoma microinvasive carcinoma A superficially invasive epithelial malignancy; if you must ask, it usually isn't Uterine cervix Stage Ia carcinoma A squamous cell carcinoma–SCC that penetrates < 5 mm from the base of the epithelium or < 7 mm in horizontal are superbly presented, and the intricacies of arriving at the correct diagnosis are clearly discussed.
The book is organized into 46 chapters, complemented by top-quality illustrations, more than 2000 of which are in full color. Clinical correlation is diligently provided in every chapter, with information relating to clinical presentation, mammographic findings, epidemiology, gross and microscopic pathology, differential diagnosis differential diagnosis
Determination of which one of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is the one from which the patient is suffering. Also called differentiation. , treatment, and prognosis. Of interest, the pathologic diagnosis is consistently enhanced with detailed presentation of immunohistochemical and, where appropriate, electron microscopic findings, as well as numerous new molecular and genetic studies essential for determining tumor behavior and overall prognosis.
Although the book is written focusing on the needs of the practicing pathologist, the clinically centered coverage makes it a great reference for diagnostic radiologists and medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists involved in the care of patients with breast disease. This book is also the most valuable reference for pathology residents and surgical pathology fellows training in diagnostic surgical pathology and breast pathology as an area of subspecialty subspecialty,
n a limited portion of a narrowly defined professional discipline. E.g., surgery is a specialty of medicine and pediatric vascular surgery is a subspecialty. expertise.
In short, this superb text/reference with its high-quality illustrations, indepth analysis of hundreds of diseases of the breast, and expert perspective sets the standard of excellence in breast pathology textbooks for years to come.
KALLIOPI P. SIZIOPIKOU, MD, PhD Maywood, Ill