An explanation of modern breast pathology aimed at physicians practicing mammography. Mammography can be thought of as a (sub)macroscopic "shadow pathology" - confident diagnosis necessitates comprehensive knowledge of breast pathology. The traditional rules of thumb, for example that a regular, rounded shadow means a benign lesion, a radiating structure represents a malignant tumor, and microcalcification indicates biopsy, no longer hold true. The over 600 individual illustrations and more than 1,000 references help the reader understand breast morphology. The book is rounded off by a detailed description of the clinical symptoms and a helpful summary of the supplementary diagnostic procedures and the possibilities for treatment.
Table of contents
The Healthy Breast: Normal and Abnormal Development; Anatomy of the Ducts and Lobules; Other Components of the Breast; Physiologic and Nonphysiologic Changes and Breast Composition; The Male Breast. Lesion of the Terminal Ducts and Lobules: Distention of the Acini; Proliferation of the Intralobular Connective Tissue; Epithelial Changes in the Terminal Ductal Lobular Unit; Degenerative, Metaplastic, and Sarcomatous Changes in Proliferating Intralobular Connective Tissue; Lesions of the Ductal System: Abnormal Nipple Discharge, Duct Ectasia; Ductal Epithelial Proliferation and Neoplasia.; Simultaneous Lobular and Intraductal Changes: Mastopathy; Lobular Cancerization. Malignant and Benign Lobular and Ductal Lesions with Perifocal Reactions: Lesions Associated with Pronounced Reactive Fibrosis; Tumorlike Form of Sclerosing Adenosis, Periductal Fibrosis and Radial Scar, and Tubular Carcinoma; Lesions Associated with Scant Reactive Fibrosis; Skin Changes Associated with Invasive Carcinomas; Lesions That Arise Outside the Ducts and Lobules: Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue; Fatty Tissue Changes; Fibrotic Changes; Acute Mastitis; Granulomatous Stromal Changes; Vascular Changes; Granular Cell Tumor; Metastases to the Breast; Lymph Node Changes; Sarcomas; Lymphopoietic and Hematopoietic Tumors; Foreign Bodies in the Breast; Diseases of the Male Breast: Lobular Changes; Intraductal Proliferative Changes; Intraductal andn Intralobular Changes with Perifocal Reations; Lesions That Arise Outside the Ducts; Gynecomastia;