Pathology of Melanocytic Tumors

By Klaus J. Busam, MD, Pedram Gerami, MD and Richard A Scolyer, MD
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Constituting a large percentage of everyday diagnostic practice, melanocytic pathology is a complex and challenging area with many difficult-to-diagnose lesions. This highly illustrated reference, written by three of the world's leading dermatopathologists, provides authoritative guidance in the accurate diagnosis of even the most challenging pigmented skin tumors, helping you avoid pitfalls and recognize mimics.

Key Features
  • Covers nearly every variant of melanocytic tumors you're likely to see.
  • Emphasizes how to arrive at an efficient, accurate diagnosis, and includes dermoscopic findings for optimal diagnostic precision.
  • Discusses modern analytic techniques (cytogenetics, molecular studies) and how to use them for diagnosis.
  • Includes numerous case examples to illustrate the differential diagnoses and work-up; how to use ancillary techniques, along with their pros, cons, and limitations; and clinical follow-up.
  • Presents the knowledge and experience of Klaus Busam, Pedram Gerami, and Richard Scolyer, - three dermatopathologists who are globally renowned for their expertise in melanoma pathology and analysis of melanocytic tumors by modern ancillary diagnostic techniques.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
ISBN 9780323374576
Author Information By Klaus J. Busam, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Director of Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA; Pedram Gerami, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Director of the Skin Cancer Institute of Northwestern Medicine (SCIN-med) Director of the Melanoma Program of SCIN-med Northwestern University Department of Dermatology and the Lurie Cancer Center and Richard A Scolyer, MD, Co-Director of Research, Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist,Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Clinical Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Table of Content

Section I Benign Cutaneous Melanocytic Proliferations

1. Melanotic Macules

2. Acquired Melanocytic Nevi

3. Congenital Melanocytic Nevi

4. Spitz Nevi

5. Blue Nevi and Dermal Melanocytosis

6. Deep Penetrating Nevi

7. Nevi of Special Cutaneous Sites

8. Traumatized and Recurrent Melanocytic Nevi, and Nevi Changing under Treatment

9. Combined Melanocytic Nevi

10. Pigmented Epithelioid Melanocytoma

Section II Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

11. Histopathologic Fiagnosis of Melanoma

12. Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

13. Superficial Spreading Melanoma

14. Acral and Subungual Melanoma

15. Nodular Melanoma

16. Desmoplastic Melanoma

17. Nevoid Melanoma

18. Spitzoid Melanoma

19. Melanoma Arising in Association with or Simulating a Blue Nevus

20. Uncommon Variants of Melanoma

21. Pediatric Melanoma

Section III Primary Extracutaneous Melanocytic Proliferations

22. Conjunctival Melanocytic Proliferations

23. Melanocytic Proliferations of the Uveal Tract

24. Mucosal Melanocytic Tumors

25. Primary Melanocytic Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System and Melanotic Schwannoma

26. Melanocytic nevi in Lymph Nodes

Section IV Metastatic Melanoma

27. Metastatic Melanoma

Section V Ancillary Studies

28. Dermoscopy for Dermatopathologists

29. Immunohistochemistry for the Diagnosis of Melanocytic Proliferations

30. Molecular Techniques

31. Clinical, Dermoscopic, Pathologic and Molecular Correlations

Section VI Prognosis, Staging, and Reporting of Melanoma

32. Prognosis, Staging, and Reporting of Melanoma

Section VII Margin Assessment of Melanomas

33. Margin Assessment of Cutaneous Melanoma

Publication Date 28-09-2018
Pages 418
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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