Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma

Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma

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Edited by Raymond L. Barnhill, Edited by Michael Piepkorn, Edited by Klaus J. Busam

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 648 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 260mm x 32mm | 1,580g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 364238384X
  • ISBN 13: 9783642383847
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed. 2014
  • Illustrations note: 11 black & white illustrations, 207 colour illustrations, biography
  • Sales rank: 318,066

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Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma has once again been fully revised and updated to reflect the most recent advances and techniques in the field of melanoma pathology. The successful focus and format of the previous editions have been preserved. Each lesion and diagnosis is clearly illustrated with the aid of a wealth of digitally enhanced full-color photomicrographs. A concise description of the clinical features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and the most important characteristics of each lesion provides readers with a quick yet comprehensive overview of each topic covered. Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma is the essential reference for every practicing dermatopathologist, pathologist, dermatologist, and cancer research scientist today.

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From the book reviews: "The book describes the clinical features, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of benign and malignant melanocytic lesions. ... The authors of this book have done an excellent job of providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference on melanocytic lesions. ... This practical and comprehensive reference is a must have for any practicing dermatopathologist or dermatologist." (Hongyan Dai, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2014)

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Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, "Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma" has once again been fully revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the most recent advances and techniques in the field of melanoma pathology. New chapters on mucosal melanoma, ocular melanoma, and pigmented lesions of the nail apparatus have been included in this new edition. The successful focus and format of the previous editions have been preserved. Each lesion and diagnosis is clearly illustrated withthe aid of a wealth of digitally enhanced full-color photomicrographs. A concise description of the clinical features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and outstanding characteristics of each lesion provides readers with a quick yet comprehensive overview of each topic covered. "Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma" is the essential reference for every practicing dermatopathologist, pathologist, dermatologist, and cancer research scientist today."

Table of contents

Melanocytes.- Biopsies, Tissue Processing, Immunohistochemistry, and Ancillary Techniques.- Genetic and Molecular Pathology of Melanoma.- Circumscribed Pigmented Lesions Composed of Basilar Melanocytes.- Common Acquired and Atypical (Dysplastic) Melanocytic Nevi.- Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and Associated Neoplasms, Congenital and Childhood Melanoma.- Spitz Nevus and Variants.- Dermal Melanocytoses, Blue Nevi, and Related Conditions.- Melanocytic Nevi with Phenotypic Heterogeneity.- Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma.- Benign and Malignant Melanocytic Neoplasms of the Mucosa.- Benign and Malignant Melanocytic Neoplasms of the Ocular Apparatus.- Metastatic Malignant Melanoma.- Prognostic Factors in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma.