Each volume in this richly illustrated series, sponsored by the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, provides an organ-based approach to the cytological and histological diagnosis of small tissue samples. Benign, pre-malignant and malignant entities are presented in a well-organized and standardized format, with high-resolution color photomicrographs, tables, tabulated specific morphologic criteria and appropriate ancillary testing algorithms. Example vignettes allow the reader to assimilate the diagnostic principles in a case-based format. This volume describes the cytologic, small core biopsy, immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic features of musculoskeletal lesions. It provides the cytopathologist and histopathologist with a comprehensive survey of diagnostic approaches and diagnostic features for benign and malignant lesions. Each chapter contains a detailed summary of differential diagnostic features, supported by high-quality images and case studies. The print edition includes a CD-ROM offering all images in a downloadable format. With over 500 photomicrographs, this is an important resource for practising pathologists and residents in pathology.
Lester J. Layfield is Professor of Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Carlos W. Bedrossian is Professor of Pathology at Rush University Medical College and Medical Director, Biomedical Concepts, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Julia R. Crim is Professor and Head of the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Lucio Palombini is Professor at the Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Preface; 1. Principles and practice for biopsy diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal lesions; 2. Ancillary techniques useful in the evaluation and diagnosis of bone and soft tissue neoplasms; 3. Spindle cell tumors of bone and soft tissue in infants and children; 4. Spindle cell tumors of the musculoskeletal system characteristically occurring in adults; 5. Giant cell tumors of the musculoskeletal system; 6. Myxoid lesions of bone and soft tissue; 7. Lipomatous tumors; 8. Vascular tumors of bone and soft tissue; 9. Pleomorphic sarcomas of bone and soft tissue; 10. Osseous tumors of bone and soft tissue; 11. Cartilaginous neoplasms of bone and soft tissue; 12. Small round cell neoplasms of bone and soft tissue; 13. Epithelioid and polygonal cell tumors of bone and soft tissue; 14. Cystic lesions of bone and soft tissue; Index.