Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology: with Histopathologic Correlations PDF

Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology: with Histopathologic Correlations PDF
by Christopher J. VandenBussche MD PhD (Author), Syed Z. Ali MD FRCPath FIAC (Author), Dorothy L. Rosenthal MD FIAC (Author), Russell Vang MD (Author)

Th e practice of cytopathology is an art and a science that depends on meticulous observation of morphologic features of cytologic material, and correlating the images with recognized histopathologic characteristics and the presenting clinical findings. In this scenario, the interaction between the pathologist and the treating physician is critical in order to ensure optimal care for our patients who demand, and deserve, nothing less. Nowhere is this more notable than in gynecologic diseases, where an open communication among cytopathologists, colposcopists, and gynecologic oncologists/surgeons is of paramount importance. It is a pleasure to pen a foreword to this outstanding work, which achieves these goals in a remarkable way.
Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology With Histopathologic Correlations draws from the vast library of material at Johns Hopkins, an institution that is renowned worldwide in the fields of cytopathology and gynecologic pathology. Th  e entire spectrum of gynecologic diseases that a pathologist may encounter in the day-to-day practice is presented in a well-organized format. Th e volume is divided into 12 chapters along the lines of the Bethesda System for Reporting Gynecologic Cytology, the standard accepted by the profession in the United States and most of Europe. Carefully selected high-resolution images illustrate the cytomorphologic characteristics and the diff erential diagnostic problemsassociated with cervical lesions. 
The clarity, color reproduction, and field selection of these exquisite figures achieve the diffi cult goal of conveying the three-dimensional (3-D) images seen though the actual lens 
of a microscope in a 2-D image format. Drs. VandenBussche, Ali, and Rosenthal, internationally recognized experts in the field, who have the experience of practicing the discipline and the talent of transmitting the information as mentors, have authored this valuable and elegant text. The collaboration of Dr. Vang, a notable gynecologic pathologist, in authoring this volume enriches our understanding of the histologic correlations. Th  e newer automated processing and screening devices are well represented in this atlas, a definite advantage to the volume. Experience with these techniques, the introduction of new molecular testing, and our understanding of the evolution of cervical diseases have dramatically changed over the last decade. This dictated a parallel change of management and prevention protocols for cervical neoplasia. Th  e inclusion of a chapter on the new guidelines of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) for managing cervical lesions makes it an excellent up-to-date resource for pathologists, and helps them to understand the implication of their diagnosis on management.Despite a plethora of atlases and textbooks on cytopathology, Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology With Histopathologic Correlationsis clearly a most welcome addition to the cytopathology literature. It is a practical, succinctly written, and superbly illustrated volume. The inclusion of colposcopic and histopathologic correlation enhances its value to cytopathologists and surgical pathologists alike, regardless of the extent of their experience. The authors should be commended on this excellent work

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