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Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 1-4
  3. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 5-14
  4. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 15-28
  5. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 29-46
  6. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 47-76
  7. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 77-90
  8. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 97-112
  9. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 113-118
  10. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 119-136
  11. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 137-154
  12. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 155-184
  13. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 185-216
  14. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 217-234
  15. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 235-256
  16. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 257-272
  17. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 273-284
  18. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 285-300
  19. Guido Massi, Philip E. LeBoit
    Pages 301-314

About this book

Introduction

The histopathologic interpretation of melanocytic neoplasms is probably the most difficult task in the field of dermatopathology. The second edition of this text and atlas depicts a broad range of the most important and most challenging melanocytic lesions that histopathologists might encounter. Each case is illustrated with at least three high-quality color photographs and is commented on at length, highlighting the diagnostic clues. The goal of the authors is to assist both general pathologists and dermatopathologists in making an accurate diagnosis applicable to their daily practice, and one that can be understood by clinicians. They achieve this by providing criteria that can serve as a sound basis for an unequivocal diagnosis in most cases. The reader will find Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma to be an invaluable guide to correct diagnosis even in difficult or rare cases.

Keywords

Differential Diagnosis Malignant Melanoma Melanocytic Nevi

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dermatopathology SectionUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

About the authors

Guido Massi, MD, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy in 1975 and subsequently obtained his Specialization in Pathology and Specialization in Dermatology from the same institution. He has been an Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathology at the School since 1999. He is also Chief of the Surgical Pathology Laboratory (which mainly deals with dermatopathology) at the Complesso Integrato Columbus in Rome and Director of the Dermatopathology Section of Laboratorio Inghirami, Rome. Dr. Massi has been responsible for the organization of a number of international workshops and symposia on dermatopathology. He is the author or co-author of three previous books as well as many publications in peer-reviewed journals that address a wide range of dermatological conditions.

Philip E. LeBoit, MD, studied at Albany Medical College, New York, before serving as a Resident in Pathology, Fellow in Dermatopathology, and Resident in Laboratory Medicine. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Pathology in the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, where he is also Division Chief of the Dermatopathology Section and Co-director of the Dermatopathology Service. He has received various awards, including the A. Bernard Ackerman Lecture Award from the International Society of Dermatopathology and both the Herman Pinkus Memorial Lecture Award and Founders’ Awards from the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of various editorial boards, including of the American Journal of Dermatopathology (former editor in chief), American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Dermatology: Practical & Conceptual, skinnet.com, and Derm101.com. Dr. LeBoit was President of the International Society of Dermatopathology from 2007-10 and is a member of the UICC TNM Expert Panel on Skin Cancer. He is the first author or co-author of approaching 150 original articles as well as many editorials, review articles and book chapters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma
  • Authors Guido Massi
    Philip E. LeBoit
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37311-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-37310-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50015-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-37311-4
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIII, 752
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 768 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Pathology
    Oncology
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Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The book provides a logical, practical classification of melanocytic lesions, using the terminology most frequently used in dermatopathology laboratories. … This is a necessary book that provides useful information for both clinicians and pathologists. … This is a unique, comprehensive source of information for melanocytic lesion histopathology, and a likely must have for pathologists, dermatopathologists, and dermatologists.” (Susan M. Swetter, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)