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October 15, 1997

Rosen's Breast Pathology

Author Affiliations

University of Chicago Hospitals Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1997;278(15):1292-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550150100051

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This new book provides a comprehensive description of breast pathology in a clinical context. Discussion of each disease includes, where relevant, clinical and mammographic correlates, epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis.

Detailed descriptions of gross and microscopic pathologic findings include pertinent ultrastructural and immunohistochemical features and differential diagnoses. The text is lavishly illustrated with high-quality gross pictures and photomicrographs, many of which are reproduced in color, which greatly enhances their pedagogic value. Radiographic, ultrastructural, and immunohistochemical depictions are well chosen and add to the overall visual presentation, which is outstanding. An exhaustive bibliography, including classic works along with the most current references, accompanies each chapter.

The text begins predictably with a chapter devoted to normal gross and microscopic anatomy of the breast and is notable for detailed description and illustration of the spectrum of normal physiologic alterations that the practicing pathologist might encounter. Sections on specific infections and inflammatory and reactive processes