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Sciubba JJ, Fantasia JE, Kahn LB. ($70.00.) Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2000. ISBN 1 881041 62 X.
This new edition of the AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology gives a broad overview on tumours and cysts of the jaws, in the systematic way that we are used to from the AFIP series. After an introduction on embryogenesis and development of the teeth and jaws, the classifications of odontogenic tumours, jaw cysts, and bone lesions are described. This is followed by a thorough description of the various benign and malignant odontogenic, non-odontogenic, and fibro-osseous lesions of the jaws.
The atlas is richly illustrated with high quality clinical, radiographic, and microscopic pictures, showing the key features of the various lesions. This leads to an outstanding clinicopathological correlation, which is of major importance in this part of the skeletal system.
Apart from routine diagnostic procedures, if relevant, more advanced techniques, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular biology, are incorporated. Every chapter is completed with a selected list of references on each subject, containing the “classic” ones and more up to date references.
This atlas is an important resource, especially for pathologists dealing with head and neck pathology, although it could also be very useful for clinicians and radiologists working in this field.