Dermatopathology requires knowledge of the microscopic and clinical aspects of numerous neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases. Approaching this vast and complicated field is daunting, but this Survival Guide to Dermatopathology will give you a solid start. The author covers most of the common entities in dermatopathology as well as some esoteric ones, particularly if they have distinct features or are of major clinical significance. The goal is to reduce anxiety and increase diagnostic confidence by teaching the reader how to recognize treacherous waters and avoid them.
The text focuses on the key features used to make these diagnoses. The author meticulously collected numerous vivid high-quality photomicrographs and then annotated the key findings in each with great detail. The book is loaded with practical tips, how to sort out difficult dilemmas, how to build a rapport with your dermatologist colleagues and how to recognize those times when a clinical photograph or a phone call can be crucial to making the right diagnosis.
This volume will give the practicing pathologist an honest look at challenging diagnostic problems on a daily basis and to the still evolving views on controversial issues. Learning dermatopathology is a never-ending career-long journey. It may be difficult and trying, but it is fascinating and rewarding. This book will get you started on that journey and well along the road to confidently provide the highest quality of diagnostic care to patients with skin disease.