Histology of the normal breast.- Radiology of the normal breast and the BIRADS system.- Inflammatory lesions of the breast.- Lesions of the breast with uncertain etiology.- Benign epithelial lesions of the breast.- Myoepithelial lesions of the breast.- Classification of the breast carcinoma.- Benign tumors of the breast.- Ductal in situ carcinoma.- Lobular neoplasia.- Microinvasive carcinoma.- Infiltrating carcinoma of the breast.- Special types of invasive breast carcinoma.- Staging of the breast carcinoma.- Prognostic and predictive factors in breast carcinoma.- Morphologic changes induces by the oncologic treatment for breast carcinoma.- Mesenchymal lesions of the breast.- Fibroepithelial lesions of the breast.- Hematopoietic lesions of the breast.- Lesions of the nipple.- Breast lesions in male.- Core needle biopsy interpretation.- The role of immunohistochemistry in breast pathology.- "Basic" molecular biology in breast carcinoma.- Breast lesions in children.- Metastatic tumors to the breast.- Sampling the breast surgical specimens.- The role of cytopathology in the modern diagnosis of breast pathology.
This book presents the basic concepts for understanding and practicing breast pathology in routine practice. It explains how to tackle the diagnosis, emphasizing diagnostic clues for each entity as well as pitfalls and mimickers. Each chapter has concise, relevant text illustrated by numerous high-quality pictures highlighting the pearls and challenges in the diagnosis of breast lesions.
Experts from around the world describe common and rarer conditions affecting the breast. Histology, immunohistochemistry, cytology, radiology and key morphologic criteria are covered. The book includes a chapter dedicated to breast normal histology, which is very important for understanding breast pathology, and a separate chapter for breast radiology, which is essential in understanding and diagnosing the breast lesions especially in a multidisciplinary team. Also, there is a chapter with the latest TNM staging system as well as the recently revised World Health Organization classification of breast tumors. Since in many breast units the cytology is still used to diagnose breast lesions there is a chapter dedicated to this technique.
This book is aimed at trainees and practicing pathologists in surgical pathology, particularly those with an interest in breast pathology and those tackling the daily sign-out.
Simona M. Stolnicu. Born in 1967 in Iasi, Romania, Dr Simona M. Stolnicu gained her diploma in medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Romania. She then moved to the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Targu-Mures, Romania, where she has had several roles and is now Professor in the Department of Pathology.
She has special interests in gynecological pathology, breast pathology, ophthalmic pathology and cytopathology. She has published and presented over 400 papers and contributed to 17 medical books.
Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero completed her residency at Speciality Hospital at the National Medical Centre, La Raza, IMSS, Mexico City, and then a Subspeciality in Gynaecological and Urinary Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School, MA, USA and a Subspeciality in Breast Pathology at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington D.C, USA before undertaking Training in Urologic Pathology at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA. She is now Head of the Pathology Department, Oncology Hospital at the National Medical Centre, Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico.
She is Ex-president of the Mexican Society of Pathologists, President of the Latin American Society of Gynaecological Pathology "Arias-Stella" and Academic President of the Latin American Society of Pathology. She has published over 90 articles and given more than 600 presentations at congresses.