Pathology of Malignant Mesothelioma

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November 2005



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. This title aids in pathological diagnosis which is very difficult

. Contributors are experts from France, UK, USA, Australia and Canada

. Plentiful, colored illustrations complete the text

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1. The Epidemiology of Mesothelioma
2. Molecular Biology
3. Serosal Anatomy and Anatomical Distribution of Mesothelioma
4. Clinical Aspects of Mesothelioma
5. Management of Malignant Serosal Effusions
6. Pathologic Diagnosis and Classification of Mesothelioma
7. Macroscopic Features of Mesotheliomas
8. Classification and Histologic Features of Epithelioid Mesotheliomas
A. Epithelioid Mesothelioma
B. Biphasic Mesothelioma
C. Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
D. Desmoplastic Malignant Mesothelioma
E. Lymphohistiocytoid Mesothelioma
9. Differential Diagnosis: Mesothelial Proliferations A. Reactive Mesothelial Proliferations (Epithelioid) B. Fibrous Pleurisy C. Immunohistochemical Findings in Reactive vs. Neoplastic Processes
10. Differential Diagnosis: Other Mesothelial Lesions A. Adenomatoid Tumors B. Well Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma C. Multicystic Mesothelioma
11. Non Mesothelial Lesions A. Reactive Squamous Metaplasia B. Nodular Histiocytic Mesothelial Hyperplasia C. Endosalpingiosis D. Ectopic Decidua
12. Non Mesothelial Tumors of the Serosal Cavity: Sarcomas A. Synovial Sarcoma B. Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and Angiosarcoma C. Leiomyosarcoma D. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor E. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
F. Desmoid Tumor
G. Desmoplastic Round Cell Tumor
H. Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
I. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor
13. Non Mesothelial Tumors: Other Than Sarcomas A. Solitary Fibrous Tumour B. Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumour C. Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata D. Thymoma/Thymic Carcinoma E. Melanoma F. Serous Carcinoma G. Lymphomas of the Serosal Cavities H. Other Lymphomas that may Involve the Pleura
EAN: 9781852338725
ISBN: 1852338725
Untertitel: 2006. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 212 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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