The second book in our new series from Innovative Pathology Press, Survival Guide to Soft Tissue Pathology, like our initial Survival Guide to GI Mucosal Biopsies, is focused on mastering basic skills and concepts to tackle some of the most difficult lesions encountered in diagnostic surgical pathology. This book is short, concise, rich in high quality images, and intended to either offer a foundation or a refresher course in soft tissue lesions.
In it, we have taken a novel approach, dividing the book into a brief introductory section that points out some basic principles of reviewing mesenchymal lesions, and then we delve into tumors that can be diagnosed on routine hematoxylin and eosin only – in fact, the majority of soft tissue lesions – together with some for which ancillary studies are helpful. We end with a discussion of lesions for which performing ancillary studies can be important. This book encourages taking diagnoses as far as possible by honing our foundational morphology skills. It will be a practical addition to the libraries of both trainees and practicing pathologists.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Although there are many excellent sources for learning diagnostic pathology, many texts have an overwhelming amount of information, some of which is obscure for the reader seeking rapid information. This series is intended to help not only residents but also fully trained pathologists who begin to tackle an organ system that is unfamiliar to them or want to add or refresh knowledge. Further, in the interest of making the volumes affordable to both trainees and fully licensed colleagues, we have chosen a soft cover format to contain costs but not at the expense of high quality images, which will enhance the availability of the books to those who will benefit most from them. These volumes are slim, light, and concise.
We have begun with mucosal gastrointestinal pathology with the basics and a framework to diagnose the common lesions together with a few exotic lesions that are important. In some sections the focus is on patterns of injury whereas in others, the key is paying attention to the specific type of mucosa that is injured. We did point out the most important pitfalls in each section. With the provided road map, you will learn more and get quickly into the topic. Start to be an expert!
On behalf of ourselves and the rest of the Editorial Board, we are sure that you will find the series useful and enjoyable to read.
The Innovative Pathology Press team consists of expert individuals with 15+ years of experience in producing high quality Atlases as well as very prominent pathologists and excellent educators whom we have been working with for years.