2nd Edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck
2nd Edition (March 2016)
1st Edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck
1st Edition (current)
Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck in Spanish
1st Edition in Spanish

Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck

Lester D.R. Thompson, MD • Bruce M. Wenig, MD
with Brenda L. Nelson, DDS • Susan Müller, DMD

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Designed as an easy-to-use and comprehensive reference for the practicing pathologist, Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck is the highly anticipated title in the Diagnostic Pathology series offered by Amirsys. This book is a multiauthored, comprehensive overview of the pathology of head and neck essentials, including the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The Amirsys-pioneered bulleted text is easy to follow with detailed information per disease entity. As with our other Diagnostic Pathology titles, chapters include definitions, terminology, etiologies and pathogenesis, demographics, clinical presentations, therapy, prognoses, radiologic imaging, pathology, and differential diagnoses. The pathologic features are extensively detailed with descriptions of the macroscopic features, microscopic findings, cytopathology (as indicated), and as needed, ancillary studies. The latter include histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics and ultrastructural findings. Each entity is enhanced by superior medical images, including gross and microscopic pathology, a wide range of pathology stains, and detailed medical illustrations. In addition, you’ll find cancer staging and specimen examination protocols—one of the most useful hallmarks of the series—plus detailed immunohistochemistry panels. This state-of-the-art volume will guide the reader through the intricacies of head and neck pathology to provide the information required in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of head and neck pathology.

• Volume of the highly anticipated Diagnostic Pathology series by Amirsys, leading medical information publisher
• Written by renowned experts of head & neck pathology
• Cancer staging and specimen examination protocols
• Illustrated descriptions of specific diagnoses, organized primarily by anatomic site
• Nearly 3,000 spectacular medical images, including gross photographs, hematoxylin and eosin stained sections, original medical illustrations, immunohistochemistry images, cytology smears, ultrastructural studies, and molecular studies
• Concise, yet detailed text descriptions of about 300 diagnoses
• Bulleted text that allows for both a comprehensive and essential understanding of head & neck pathology
• As an added bonus, the book comes with Amirsys eBook Advantage online reference with searchable text and images from the printed book, plus many extra references


From MedicalScienceBooks.com:


Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck, with it’s wide breadth of information, will replace numerous other references on the subject, saving valuable shelf space. Not only does the book boast nearly 3,000 high quality medical images and information on approximately 300 diagnoses, but it does all this without sacrificing critical detail. Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck is wonderfully concise, detailed, and consistently organized. Key facts are also highlighted at the end of nearly every chapter for quick and easy reference.

As with all medicine, the world of pathology is forever changing, and keeping up to date with new information can be challenging. Thankfully, through the included Amirsys eBook Advantage online searchable content with continuous updates, you’ll be able to stay abreast the latest diagnostic guidelines and other pertinent information.

This textbook is a fantastic core reference for neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, and others who manage patients with diseases of the head and neck.

Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the highest):
Organization of information: 4
Usefulness of book: 4
Suitable for intended audience: 4
Author’s objectives met: 4
Significant number of illustrations: 4
Quality of illustrations: 4

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From Doody’s Book Review

This may become one of the top resources for pathologists with an interest in head and neck lesions. Since the previous edition, new entities have been described and more molecular tests developed, and I was happy to see these discussed. The bulleted format makes the book user friendly in a busy practice.

The graphics and schematic drawings are extraordinarily well done and will prove to be very helpful for teaching purposes. The photomicrographs are of excellent quality and at times the well-placed arrows help to explain the points the authors are trying to convey. I personally appreciate the discussion (again in bulleted format) in the differential diagnosis section instead of just a list. This will be a great addition to departmental and personal libraries.

Weighted Numerical Score: 92 – 4 Stars!

Carla Penner, DDS, FRCDC (University of Manitoba College of Medicine)