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May 1986

Differential Diagnosis of Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(5):600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660170130038

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This book is "dedicated to the pathologist," and one trusts that dermatopathologists are also included. For the dermatopathologist whose previous training is primarily in dermatology, this book is likely to meet an infrequent but important need. Soft tissue and, especially, bone tumors are difficult subject matter with which to be familiar unless one deals with them frequently, and these tumors do not frequently extend to the skin.

The title of this book describes the author's approach toward an area usually regarded as two major, distinct subjects, soft tissue and bone tumors. After a thoughtful introduction, differential diagnosis is considered from a great many viewpoints including discussions of clinical presentation, age distribution, sex distribution, anatomic site, and radiologic appearance, to name a few, is facilitated by line drawings and many illustrations of tumors in situ, radiographs, gross (surgical) specimens, light microscopy, electron microscopy, and aspiration and exfoliative cytology. A typical page

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