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AuthorPark, W. Wallace. author
TitleThe Histology of Borderline Cancer [electronic resource] : With Notes on Prognosis / by W. Wallace Park
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1980
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1295-2
Descript XIV, 472 p. online resource

SUMMARY

possibly neoplastic, some not. In essence, the Often enough, in diagnosing cancer the last word rests with the pathologist and his or her microยญ book is concerned with interpretation of the scope. Often enough, too, the pathologist is borderline or histologically equivocal case and thought to dispense absolute truth: he does his the clinical implications thereof. It is based on best, but the truth he dispenses is not absolute. so me 390 examples of which most are individuยญ Rather, with a greater or lesser degree of conยญ ally described in brief. No useful purpose is fidence, he is making aprediction or expressing served by giving in detail the clinical and pathoยญ a prob ability of a certain kind of biological logical circumstances of every patient with, say, behaviour, and the degree of confidence with a dubious lesion of endometrium or larynx, or which he operates is based on experience. This with a similarly borderline papilloma in bladder experience is, in turn, based on the recollection or rectum, for each of these lesions exemplifies of earlier events, counsel from his mentors, from a familiar and 'standard' problem. Problems of his studies, and from discussions with colleagues. this kind will be examined as such but not the It would be going too far to agree with those details of every patient who posed them


CONTENT

1 A Philosophy of Cancer Diagnosis by Microscopy -- Series of Cases Analysed -- Rationale of Histopathological Diagnosis -- Validity of Histological Criteria of Malignancy -- Use of Clinical Data -- The Histopathological Audit -- 2 Lesions of the Breast -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 3 Lesions of the Thyroid Gland -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 4 Lesions of Lymph Nodes -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 5 Lesions of the Soft Tissues -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 6 Lesions of Bone and Cartilage -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 7 Lesions of the Skin -- A: Epithelial Lesions Other than Melanocarcinoma -- Overgrowths of Stratified Squamous Epithelium -- Basal Cell Carcinoma -- Extramammary Pagetโ{128}{153}s Disease (EMPD) -- Conclusions -- B: The Problem of Mycosis Fungoides and Comparable Conditions -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Lymphocytic Infiltrations of the Skin -- Other Pseudo-malignant Lesions -- Conclusions -- C: Melanocarcinoma -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 8 Lesions of the Digestive Tract -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 9 Lesions of the Respiratory Tract -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 10 Lesions of the Female Genital Tract -- Local Series -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 11 Some Miscellaneous Lesions -- Case Data -- General Commentary -- Conclusions -- 12 General Assessment -- Comment in Summary


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