Virtually all sites in the human body can host lesions that simulate neoplasms, and many of these "pseudotumors" can simulate neoplasms on all levels of analysis - clinical, radiologic, and pathologic - thus they represent particular diagnostic pitfalls for the pathologist that can ultimately lead to therapeutic misdirection. This book provides the pathologist with detailed morphologic descriptions and diagnostic guidance in recognizing these neoplastic mimics as they occur in the skin. In addition, descriptions and diagnostic guidance are provided for the range of skin lesions that may mimic benign masses but are in fact neoplastic. This analysis of diagnostic mimics guides the pathologist through recognizing and distinguishing the unusual variants, morphologic anomalies and misleading features that may easily lead to an inaccurate interpretation and missed diagnosis. The book emphasizes imaging and clinical correlations throughout to support the pathologist as consultant to the diagnostic and clinical management team. Every pathologist who sees skin cases will find this book a valuable working tool to ensure accurate diagnosis.
"Neoplastic Mimics in Dermatopathology" features: over 400 high quality images showing the full range of neoplastic mimics in skin; concise, specific text descriptions make the book easy to use as a visual reference; and, expert authors guide the reader to recognizing and distinguishing misleading specimens.
1. Pseudoneoplastic Mimics of Epithelial Tumors in the Skin; 2. Imitators of Regressing and Regressed Melanocytic Neoplasms; 3.PseudoneoplasticMesenchymal Lesions; 4.PseudoneoplasticNeurocutaneous Rests and Ectopias; 5. PseudoneoplasticLymphoreticular Infiltrates of the Skin; 6. "Pseudo-Pseudoneoplasms" of the Skin buying.