Epidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics by Bruce R. SmollerEpidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics by Bruce R. Smoller

Epidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics

byBruce R. Smoller

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Epidermal Cell Tumors: 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.The chapters are thematically based and consist of essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access and direct comparison between entities. The salient histologic features are depicted with abundant high quality, full-color photomicrographs placed immediately adjacent to the appropriate histologic bullet points. This volume 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 elaborate pictorial documentation will also enable the book to serve as an atlas of the commonest dermatologic disorders.
Bruce R. Smoller is Chair of Pathology and Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA Kim M. Hiatt is Director of Dermatopathology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
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Title:Epidermal Cell Tumors: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441977031

ISBN - 13:9781441977038

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Table of Contents

Benign Melanocytic Proliferations.- Essential Criteria for Diagnosing Melanoma.- Histologic Mimics of Malignant Melanoma.- Epidermal Neoplasms.- Pilosebaceous Neoplasms.- Tumors with Eccrine Differentiation.- Merkel cell carcinoma.- Further Reading.- Index.