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on July 20, 2013
The reputation of this indispensable textbook is again sustained by this new edition. It is very readable, comprehensive and well organized. The quality, size and layout of the images are excellent and the typeset is well done. All major tumor entities are thoroughly discussed and lesser-known tumors are also given adequate treatment. More recently described entities (example, mammary analog secretory carcinoma of the salivary gland) are also covered in exceptional detail. Furthermore the book typically honors the WHO nomenclature and classifications throughout (e.g. "carcinoma" of the breast rather than "ductal carcinoma." See also the section on bronchioloalveolar carcinoma of the lung).
As with any multi-authored textbook there are differences in the quality of each chapter. For example, there is a palpable difference in the quantity and quality of photomicrographs between cardiac tumors (chapter 2) and tumors of the biliary tree (chapter 10). Such a large undertaking invariably taxes the eyes of any editor and typos still exist even in this edition--though I've not found anything major I didn't have to read past page 8 to find the first typo. Another artifact of the multi-authored nature of this book is the division of chapters. For example, tumors of the exocrine pancreas and the endocrine pancreas are in different chapters. There is not a single chapter on tumors of the pancreas. Though perhaps that's more a product of the editorship rather than the authorship.
Fletcher's introductory chapter is insightful and appreciated.
The addition of expertconsult access to this edition is, of course, convenient and now an expected standard in medical textbooks. However, as my final complaint, the binding of this massive tome is cheaper and less attractive than the previous edition of this text. But that, too, has become an expected standard in printed books.
This book will not replace a general surgical pathology book (such as Rosai) because non-tumor entities are only mentioned in Fletcher when they fall into the differential diagnosis of tumors. However, this book should be standard reading for every pathologist and pathology resident.
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on January 12, 2014
Fletcher did it again, this is a great book on tumorpathology. Read it, use it and read it again. This is a must read. This book has had profund effect on the way I Think about surgical tumor pathology.
The charter about thyroid, lymphoma, female genitals and salivary gland is absolut weltklaase.
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on January 25, 2014
Very good book with updated information in oncologyic pathology. The new edition is well updated with detailed molecular studies and morphologic descriptions.
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on January 12, 2014
My best book! Unique book in the matter. A must to read for students, clinicians and pathologist. And the on-line consult is great.
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on July 20, 2014
It is a very good histophathology textbook
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on July 21, 2014
Fantastic two volume book. Very easy to navigate and read. The differential diagnosis and immuno pannels are especially helpful. I like the online version I can look at on my ipad too.
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on January 11, 2015
Excellent reference book.
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on July 29, 2014
Absolutely great reference in tumor pathology. Beautifully illustrated, authoritative, informative. Personally I would not bother purchasing individual volumes on specific organ tumor classifications. When in my opinion, this has so much to offer. It's like one stop shopping great for those just starting out in pathology.
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on April 21, 2014
Really good, thanks a lot, quick and clean
More than met my expectations
I do recommend it
Buy without hesitation
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on July 11, 2015
I tried multiple pathology books, this one is written in a very simple, smooth way that makes understanding very easy! I love it!
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