About this series
This Atlas series is intended as a “first knowledge base” in the quest for diagnosis of usual and unusual diseases. Each atlas will offer the reader a quick reference guide for diagnosis and classification of a wide spectrum of benign, congenital, inflammatory, nonneoplastic, and neoplastic lesions in various organ systems. Normal and variations of “normal” histology will also be illustrated. Each atlas will focus on visual diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis. It will be organized to provide quick access to images of lesions in specific organs or sites. Each atlas will adapt the well-known and widely accepted terminology, nomenclature, classification schemes, and staging algorithms. Each volume in this series will be authored by nationally and internationally recognized pathologists. Each volume will follow the same organizational structure. The first Section will include normal histology and normal variations. The second Section will cover congenital defects and malformations. The third Section will cover benign and inflammatory lesions. The fourth Section will cover benign tumors and benign mimickers of cancer. The last Section will cover malignant neoplasms. Special emphasis will be placed on normal histology, gross anatomy, and gross lesion appearances since these are generally lacking or inadequately illustrated in current textbooks. The detailed figure legends will concisely summarize the critical information and visual diagnostic criteria that the pathologist must recognize, understand, and accurately interpret to arrive at a correct diagnosis. This book series is intended chiefly for use by pathologists in training and practicing surgical pathologists in their daily practice. The atlas series will also be a useful resource for medical students, cytotechnologists, pathologist assistants, and other medical professionals with special interest in anatomic pathology. Trainees, students, and readers at all levels of expertise will learn, understand, and gain insights into the complexities of disease processes through this comprehensive resource. Macroscopic and histological images are aesthetically pleasing in many ways. This new series will serve as a virtual pathology museum for the edification of our readers.