Pathology Of Melanocytic Nevi And Malignant Melanoma

Hardcover | January 8, 2004

EditorMichael PiepkornRevised byKlaus J. Busam

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Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma has now been fully revised and updated to accomodate rapid advances in the field of melanoma pathology. Drs. Michael Piepkorn and Klaus Busam have now joined Dr. Barnhill, world-renowned expert in dermatology and pathology, to expand the text with new sections on the genetics and cytogenetics of melanoma,  sentinal lymph node biopsy, the new AJCC TNM staging system for melanoma, the mechanisms of melanoma metastasis. The successful focus and format of the first edition have been preserved. Each lesion and diagnosis is clearly illustrated, now with more than 340 new, digitally enhanced full-color photomicrographs and over 125 tables. A corresponding precis, or 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. With the inclusion of recent advances in cancer research and new techniques, the second edition of 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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Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma has now been fully revised and updated to accomodate rapid advances in the field of melanoma pathology. Drs. Michael Piepkorn and Klaus Busam have now joined Dr. Barnhill, world-renowned expert in dermatology and pat...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:419 pages, 10.98 × 8.5 × 0 inPublished:January 8, 2004Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387403264

ISBN - 13:9780387403267

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Table of Contents

Melanocytes.- Biopsies, Tissue Processing, Immunohistochemistry, and Molecular Biology Techniques.- The Molecular Biology of Melanoma.- Circumscribed Pigmented Lesions Composed of Basilar Melanocytes.- Common Acquired Melanocytic Nevi Including "Dysplastic Nevi".- Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and Associated Neoplasms.- Spitz Tumors and Variants.- Dermal Melanocytoses, Blue Nevi, and Related Conditions.- Melanocytic Nevi with Phenotypic Heterogeneity.- Primary Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma and Variants.- Metastatic Malignant Melanoma.- Prognostic Factors in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma.