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Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Male Urethra, and Penis, 3rd series, Fascicle 28
  1. R Montironi

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    Young RH, Srigley JR, Amin MB, et al. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2000. ISBN 1 881041.

    This long awaited book is the outcome of a collaborative effort by a group of internationally well known experts from the USA, Canada, and Paraguay. It covers in depth the tumour pathology of the prostate gland. Chapters on the seminal vesicles, male urethra, and penis are also included. Pathological features and diagnostic criteria are described in a strictly disease oriented manner. Profiles of all recognised benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions and their variants include incidence, age, location, clinical signs and symptoms, and predictive factors. The book contains more than 500 colour images and several tables. The images are all excellent and truly representative of the lesions. The tables summarise the relevant features of the lesions.

    Personally, I found this publication of great interest for the following three reasons:

    1. The book represents an adequate source of detailed information and images for teaching classes, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    2. The reference lists that are added at the end of each chapter include all the relevant publications on the different topics. In particular, the lists include both the latest papers, this in relation to the date of acceptance of the publication (1999), and the studies undertaken by the European researchers.

    3. The pathology residents in my institute have all being asked to read this book. It has enabled them to widen the range of diagnosis that they can make and to be more accurate.

    Authoritative and concise, this book provides an international standard for pathologists, urologists, and oncologists.

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