This edition represents a significant expansion of both the textual and illustrative
material of the Third Series Fascicle. The numerous images reflect the authors’
belief that the “atlas” role that was the intent of the original
Fascicles of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is of paramount importance
in theseworks. At the same time, the current scope is no longer primarily that
of avisual resource, but also a comprehensive guide to clinical, pathologic,
immunohistochemical, molecular biologic, prognostic, and to a limited extent,
therapeutic aspects of the various entities. For this reason, the authors have
greatly expanded coverage of the immunohistochemical and molecular features
of the various lesions, recognizing that such information is quickly supplemented
by new observations. Nonetheless, they continue to believe that careful gross
examination and routine light microscopic observations are the foundations for
diagnosis of these neoplasms and neoplastic-like processes.
A complement to the Fourth Series Fascicle Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Penis, and Scrotum, this volume will serve as an outstanding resource for the diagnosis of testicular neoplasms for pathologists at all levels of experience.