Practical Atlas of Breast Pathology

  • Simona Stolnicu
  • Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Eloisa Asia Sanchez-Vivar, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    Pages 27-42
  3. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Eloisa Asia Sanchez-Vivar
    Pages 43-62
  4. Rana S. Hoda, Rema A. Rao
    Pages 63-90
  5. Helenice Gobbi, Marina De Brot
    Pages 109-123
  6. Michael Z. Gilcrease
    Pages 173-182
  7. Danielle Fortuna, Adam Toll, Juan P. Palazzo
    Pages 183-203
  8. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    Pages 227-237
  9. Simona Stolnicu
    Pages 239-242
  10. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    Pages 243-249
  11. Simona Stolnicu
    Pages 251-262
  12. Javier A. Arias-Stella III, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Fresia Pareja
    Pages 263-292
  13. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    Pages 293-304
  14. Maria Comanescu
    Pages 357-372
  15. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Sergio A. Rodríguez-Cuevas
    Pages 391-402
  16. Helenice Gobbi, Cristiana Buzelin Nunes
    Pages 403-421
  17. Filippo Borri, Alessandro Bombonati
    Pages 423-443
  18. Simona Stolnicu
    Pages 445-457
  19. Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    Pages 459-473
  20. Raquel Valencia-Cedillo
    Pages 475-489
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 509-511

About this book


This book presents the basic concepts for understanding and practicing breast pathology in routine practice. It explains how to tackle the diagnosis, emphasizing diagnostic clues for each entity as well as pitfalls and mimickers. Each chapter has concise, relevant text illustrated by numerous high-quality pictures highlighting the pearls and challenges in the diagnosis of breast lesions.

Experts from around the world describe common and rarer conditions affecting the breast. Histology, immunohistochemistry, cytology, radiology and key morphologic criteria are covered. The book includes a chapter dedicated to breast normal histology, which is very important for understanding breast pathology, and a separate chapter for breast radiology, which is essential in understanding and diagnosing the breast lesions especially in a multidisciplinary team. Also, there is a chapter with the latest TNM staging system as well as the recently revised World Health Organization classification of breast tumors. Since in many breast units the cytology is still used to diagnose breast lesions there is a chapter dedicated to this technique.

This book is aimed at trainees and practicing pathologists in surgical pathology, particularly those with an interest in breast pathology and those tackling the daily sign-out. 


breast pathology breast radiology breast cytopathology breast lesion breast diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Simona Stolnicu
    • 1
  • Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Medicine and PharmacyTîrgu MureșRomania
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Hospital de Oncologia, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXIInstituto Mexicano del Seguro SocialMexico CityMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93256-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93257-6
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Health & Hospitals