April 1981

Tumors of the Ovary and Maldeveloped Gonads

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New Haven, Conn


by Robert E. Scully, 413 pp, 383 illus, $16, Washington, DC, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1979.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(4):484. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380160094025

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The pathologist is responsible for making the "final diagnosis." When pathologists disagree, however, what does the bewildered clinician do? The Atlas of Tumor Pathology fascicles, published with the assistance of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, have been a useful guide for pathologists and have helped to produce standard diagnostic classifications and terminology.

Dr Arthur Hertig's original edition on tumors of the ovary, written with Hazel Gore, was superb and would be hard to compete with, but new material and tumor classifications that have come to light in the years since that work was published are all included in the second series fascicle produced by Dr Robert E. Scully.

In producing a new fascicle on ovarian and dysgenetic gonadal tumors, Dr Scully undertook a formidable assignment. Tumors of the ovary present more varied histologic types than are found in any other organ in the body. This includes a

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