Most Helpful Customer Review
For anyone interested, this edition is divided into 2 sections: General Pathology and Organ Systems. General Pathology covers: Molecular Pathology, Human Genetic Disorders, Forensics, EM, Transplantation Pathology, Cytology. Organ Systems has the following chapters: Neuropath, Lymph node, Spleen, Bone marrow, Neoplasms of Skin/Immunodermatology, Non-neoplastic skin, Endocrine, Bone and Joints, Soft Tissue, Salivary gland tumors, Head and neck, Eye pathology, Mediastinum/Thymus, Cardiovascular path, Lung, Breast, Vulva/vagina, Uterus/FT, Ovary/Peritoneum, Placental disease, Non-neoplastic renal, Renal Tumors, Urinary bladder, Prostate, Testis, Penis, Esophagus/Stomach, SI/Appendix/Colon/Anus, Pancreas, Non-neoplastic liver, Neoplasms of the liver and biliary system.
Ok, now for my review: I really think this is a great book! While it would have been nice to have all color photos (which would make the book more expensive), the black/white pictures are of high quality. (There is a CD of all the images in color included with the book.)
The book really does condense what you really need to know in Anatomic path to the essentials. The organization of information for each entry is excellent. For almost every entry, the info is subdivided into Clinical and Microscopic. Where appropriate, additional subheadings are included, such as Macroscopic, Immunohistochemistry, Cytogenetics, and Differential Diagnosis. In addition, some of the common variants for some entities are also included!
This format reminds me of the Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology book, which is also excellent. What is great about the Essentials of Anatomic Pathology book is that it includes not just surgpath, but also other pathology subjects(like forensics, EM, molecular, cytology, and cytogenetics). There is also extensive coverage of Hemepath.
Overall, I think this book is ideal not only as a quick reference book but also as a review book for the pathology boards. I highly recommend it!
Perhaps my only request for the next edition is that COLOR images be incorporated into the text. I’d rather pay more to get the color images incorporated than to have them in a separate CD. With color, this book would probably be one of the best review books for Anatomic pathology out there.
From the reviews of the third edition: “It covers the essentials in a user-friendly (outline or bulleted format) and is well illustrated with color photographs. … It is intended for residents, but it also can be used as an authoritative reference for quick review by academic and practicing diagnostic pathologists. It will find its way into general medical libraries … . I predict that this spruced up and quite attractive third edition with high quality glossy paper will prove even more popular than its predecessors.” (Ivan Damjanov, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2011)
From the Back Cover
In the 8 years since the publication of the first edition of Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, great strides have been made in our understanding of diseases and neoplastic processes. Many clinically important new histopathologic entities have been described or more fully defined in virtually every organ. Numerous clinically important diagnostic and prognostic markers have entered routine practice. Genetic testing for the early detection of cancers and the molecular classification of diseases has become increasingly important. This is an age of enlightenment in surgical pathology, and the authors of this new volume have captured this sense of excitement herein. This much praised and widely used reference manual has been extensively revised and expanded to cover the entire field of anatomic pathology. The Third Edition features the incorporation of full-color images in the text with updates of new diagnostic and prognostic information. New classifications and numerous new entities and histologic variants are fully explored. Useful immunostaining biomarkers and emerging molecular targets and relevant molecular findings that have emerged from recent genomic studies are incorporated in each chapter. Written by internationally recognized authorities, the comprehensive, evidence-based practice information is presented in an outline format that is clear and easy to follow. Up-to-date and richly detailed, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Third Edition offers both the pathologist-in-training and the practicing pathologist a concise summary of all the critical information needed to recognize, understand and interpret anatomic pathology.