© 2019

Practical Breast Pathology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yan Peng
  • Ping Tang

Part of the Practical Anatomic Pathology book series (PAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Xiuzhen Duan, Yihong Wang, Hua Guo, Ping Tang
    Pages 1-24
  3. Xiaoxian Li, Zaibo Li, Xiaoyan Cui, Yan Peng
    Pages 25-37
  4. Zaibo Li, Xiaoyan Cui, Xiaoxian Li, Yan Peng
    Pages 39-71
  5. Megan L. Troxell, Yun An Chen, Jing Yu, Debra M. Ikeda, Kimberly H. Allison
    Pages 73-143
  6. Julia Y. Tsang, Ping Tang, Gary M. Tse
    Pages 145-157
  7. Ping Tang, Marilyn M. Bui, Yan Peng
    Pages 173-192
  8. Roshni Rao, Caitlin B. Mauer, Margaret Chen-Seetoo, Yan Peng
    Pages 193-201
  9. Xi Wang, Andrew G. Evans
    Pages 203-236
  10. Bradley M. Turner
    Pages 237-257
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


This comprehensive volume reviews current topics and controversies in diagnostic breast pathology, and addresses frequently encountered diagnostic problems using a question and answer format and case presentations. Emphasis is placed on the diagnostic approach as it relates to morphology, clinical and radiographic correlation, differential diagnosis, and ancillary testing including immunohistochemical and molecular analyses. Answers are provided and serve as a practical, evidence-based, and problem solving guide to diagnostic issues having significant impacts on clinical management.  

Common but diagnostically challenging entities such as papillary lesions and fibroepithelial lesions are discussed in detail, as well as special types of breast cancer including solid papillary carcinoma, lobular lesions and its variants. Uncommon breast lesions such as mesenchymal, lymphoid, and metastatic lesions are also covered. Chapters discuss genetic alterations and molecular abnormalities in breast cancer, and commonly encountered interpretation dilemmas on immunohistochemistry in breast cancer and metastatic cancer to the breast with a focus on prognostic and predictive tumor biomarkers.


Invasive carcinoma Lobular lesions Fibroepithelial lesions Metastatic cancer immunohistochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Yan Peng
    • 1
  • Ping Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA

About the editors

Yan Peng, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 

Ping Tang, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Breast Pathology
  • Book Subtitle Frequently Asked Questions
  • Editors Yan Peng
    Ping Tang
  • Series Title Practical Anatomic Pathology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Practical Anatomic Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16517-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16520-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16518-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 265
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 192 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“The book is geared toward both trainees and practicing pathologists who encounter breast specimens in their daily practice.” (Amanda Lynn Kitson, Doody’s Book Reviews, March 6, 2020)