by Martin C. Mihm, Jr, and Paul B. Googe, 543 pp, with 116 color and 456 black-and-white illus, $89.50, Philadelphia, Pa, Lea & Febiger, 1990.
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The stated purpose of Problematic Pigmented Lesions is to "outline a practical approach to problems facing the dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and pathologist as they confront the manifold histologic pictures of melanocytic proliferative lesions." This is certainly a worthwhile objective and one that the two authors accomplish admirably.
Each of the first 13 chapters of this book covers a specific type of melanocytic lesion or special features of melanocytic lesions in certain anatomic sites, such as mucosal surfaces and the vulva. Each of these chapters begins with a lucid, succinct histologic definition of the melanocytic lesion under discussion. Terminology is defined in simple terms so that even the novitiate may have a clear understanding of the lesions. This is then followed by a series of actual cases emphasizing the key aspects of the lesion. Each case has a brief clinical summary that is followed by numerous black-and-white photomicrographs accompanied by a description,
Gould E. Problematic Pigmented Lesions: A Case Method Approach. Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(1):145. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680010157036