More than 90 preeminent surgical pathologists offer expert advice on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. The Fifth Edition contains over 4,400 full-color photographs.This edition provides detailed coverage of the latest developments in the field, including new molecular and immunohistochemical markers for diagnosis and prognosis of neoplasia, improved classification systems for diagnosis and prognosis, the role of pathology in new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and the recognition of new entities or variants of entities. Where appropriate updated World Health Organization (WHO) terminology has been employed for tumor diagnosis. A few of the many specific changes include:An update on the serrated adenoma and serrated carcinoma pathwayVirtually new chapters on salivary gland, larynx, blood vessels, heart, non-melanocytic skin tumors, and placentaComplete updates of the lymph node and bone marrow chapters incorporating the new WHO terminologyAn expanded discussion of the molecular biology of thyroid neoplasiaAll full-color illustrations have been color-balanced to dramatically improve image quality.Acompanion Websitewill include the fully searchable text and an image bank.
Of course Sternberg is one of the leading sources of general surgical pathology information and the book lives up to its reputation with adequate discussions of each topic with relatively good microscopic descriptions and information on special stains (unlike the new Rosai/Ackerman). However,consistently, he gives the name of an entity in one place in the books/volumes and then every where else it is only reffered to by its abbreviation. So now if you don't remember the abbreviation you have to hunt for i..
When I initially received my copies of the new Sternberg I was concerned that the volumes' lighter weight would translate into deficits in content. After using the new edition during two busy months on the surg path service, however, I have found it to be even more substantive than its predecessor (apparently we can thank the new edition's improved portability to slightly thinner pages and smaller text). Because I store my old edition at work and my new copies at home, there have been multiple instances w..
This is an excellent book. It is helpful to have a single reference for the vast majority of your needs in surgical pathology. Obviously, it can't be everything. You sacrifice consistent style for the variety of authors -- similarly this translates into some sections being easier to use than others. Also, at times I want more pictures, but then this is not an atlas. Overall, I have found most of the sections to be of high quality, with good information and good pictures. I am very happy with my purchase.Rec..