The Melanocytic Proliferations: A Comprehensive Textbook of Pigmented Lesions (2nd Edition)

The Melanocytic Proliferations: A Comprehensive Textbook of Pigmented Lesions (2nd Edition)

By: Cynthia M. Magro (author), Martin C. Mihm (author), A. Neil Crowson (author)Hardback

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A thorough updating of this best-selling textbook, The Melanocytic Proliferations is the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the subject available. Presenting an experience- and evidence-based review of pigmented lesions encompassing the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of melanocytic proliferations and disorders, including malignant melanoma, this fully revised second edition contains three completely new chapters: Staging of Melanoma, Dermoscopy and its relationship to the histomorphology of select pigmented lesions, and Confocal microscopy of melanoma subtypes. The text includes over 300 new, additional color images.

About Author

Cynthia M. Magro, MD, is Professor of Pathology and Director of Dermatopathology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. She has published extensively in the areas of inflammatory skin disease, including collagen vascular disease, vasculitis, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, and unique drug hypersensitivity reactions. A significant focus of her work has been lymphocytic infiltrates, including unique forms of drug reactions such as the interstitial granulomatous drug reaction and drug-associated reversible T cell dyscrasia; prelymphomatous cutaneous lymphoid dyscrasias including atypical lymphocytic lobular panniculitis pityriasis lichenoides chronica and pigmented purpuric dermatosis; and malignant T and B cell lymphomas. She has extended her work in immune mechanisms of skin disease and applied it to areas of lung transplantation and pulmonary fibrosis. Neil Crowson, MD, is Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Surgery, and Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Oklahoma and Regional Medical Laboratory in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His current research interests focus on mechanisms of neoplastic and inflammatory skin disease. Martin C. Mihm, Jr., MD, is Clinical Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the pathology, diagnosis, and management of pigmented lesions, lymphoid disorders, and vascular tumors. He has worked extensively to understand the host response to melanoma and other tumors. He has served as codirector of the WHO Melanoma Program in addition to his many obligations in translational and clinical research in cutaneous inflammation, tumor vaccination, and pathogenesis of vascular lesions in children.

Contents

Dedication, vii Preface, viii Disclosure, ix About the Companion Website, x 1 An Approach to the Clinical Diagnosis of Melanoma, Its Precursors, and Its Clinical Mimics, 1 2 Freckles and Lentigines, 44 3 Benign Acquired Nevi, 65 4 Dermal Dendritic Melanocytic Proliferations/Dermal Melanocytoses, 85 5 Spitz Nevus, 107 6 Combined Nevus, Deep Penetrating Nevus, Plexiform Spindle Cell Nevus, and Borderline Tumors of the Deep Penetrating Nevus Variant, 164 7 Recurrent Melanocytic Nevus, 175 8 Congenital Nevi, 187 9 Dysplastic Melanocytic Nevi, De Novo Intradermal Epithelioid and Lentiginous Melanocytic Dysplasias, and Nevi at Specific Anatomic Sites, 201 10 Melanoma, 254 11 Conjunctival Melanocytic Proliferations, 365 12 Use of Adjunctive Immunoperoxidase, Molecular, and Ultrastructural Studies in the Diagnosis of Melanocytic Proliferations, 380 13 Biology of Melanoma, 412 14 Borderline Melanocytic Proliferation, 443 15 Dermatoscopic Diagnosis of Melanoma, 467 16 Reflectance Confocal Microscopy, 474 17 Therapy of Melanoma, 488 Index, 510

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470561553
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780470561553
  • weight: 1718
  • ISBN10: 0470561556
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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