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August 28, 1996

The Difficult Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology

Author Affiliations

University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1996;276(8):653. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540080075038

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The editor of The Difficult Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology has successfully gathered a group of surgical pathologists to contribute to this new book. The contributing pathologists are all well-recognized experts in their fields of specialization. There is a danger that such authors would rediscover the wheel and rewrite the entire field of surgical pathology. Instead, they have written chapters utilizing their personal experience and turning their attention to the diagnosis of the difficult case in surgical pathology, without undue repetition of what is already in the standard texts.

Lesions that mimic other lesions, variants of lesions, unusual and uncommon conditions, and newly described entities are all discussed in great detail, with an extensive and up-to-date bibliography and with reference to all the recent advances in the use of immunohistochemistry in surgical pathology. In a book of this nature, not only is the text of importance, but the standard of