Breast Pathology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437717570, 9780323248150

Breast Pathology

2nd Edition

A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology

Authors: Frances O'Malley Sarah E Pinder Anne Marie Mulligan
eBook ISBN: 9780323248150
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437717570
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th July 2011
Page Count: 400

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Diagnostic Methodologies: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

Chapter 2 Handling of Surgical Specimens

Chapter 3 Core Biopsy – Methodologies, Reporting and Management Issues

Chapter 4 Overview of Clinical Aspects of Breast Disease

Chapter 5 Overview of Radiologic Aspects of Breast Disease

Chapter 6 Normal Breast

Chapter 7 Inflammatory Lesions, Infections and Silicone Granulomas

Chapter 8 Sclerosing Lesions: Sclerosing Adenosis, Radial Scar/Complex Sclerosing Lesion, Microglandular Adenosis

Chapter 9 Papillary Lesions

Chapter 10 Fibroepithelial Lesions, Including Fibroadenoma and Phyllodes Tumors

Chapter 11 Benign Stromal Lesions of the Breast

Chapter 12 Disease of the Nipple

Chapter 13 Fibrocystic Change and Columnar Cell Lesions

Chapter 14 Usual Epithelial Hyperplasia and Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

Chapter 15 Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

Chapter 16 Molecular Genetics of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

Chapter 17 Morphology of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Chapter 18 Invasive carcinoma – Special Types

Chapter 19 Histologic Grade

Chapter 20 Invasive Carcinoma: Other Histologic Prognostic Factors, Prognostic Indices and Application of Prognostic Information for Patient Management

Chapter 21 Familial Breast Cancer

Chapter 22 Handling and Evaluation of Sentinel Lymph Nodes

Chapter 23 Sentinel Node Biopsy and Lymph Node Classification in the 7th Edition Staging Manual

Chapter 24 Breast Cancer Biomakers: Prognostic and Predictive Value and External Quality Assurance

Chapter 25 An Overview of Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis of Breast Lesions

Chapter 26 Other Malignant Lesions of the Breast

Chapter 27 Diseases of the Male Breast

Chapter 28 Breast Cancer – Emerging Methods for the Assessment of Primary Tumors, Including Genomic and Stem Cell Characterization in Breast Cancer


Breast Pathology, a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides all of the most essential information on the pathological entities encountered in practice in an easy-to-use format. Drs. Frances P. O'Malley, Sarah E. Pinder, and Anna Marie Mulligan provide unparalleled expert guidance for the study and diagnosis of a broad spectrum of breast lesions as well as the broad range of appearances of normal breast tissue. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, at-a-glance boxes, and tables, along with online access at, make this title ideal for quick reference for both novices and experienced breast pathologists

Key Features

  • Reference key information quickly and easily with a consistent, user-friendly format and at-a-glance boxes and tables throughout the text.
  • Examine all aspects of a pathologic entity, including clinical features, pathologic features (gross and microscopic), ancillary studies, differential diagnosis, and prognostic and therapeutic considerations.
  • Catch all the nuances of how pathological lesions present through over 400 full-color illustrations.
  • Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in breast pathology.


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About the Authors

Frances O'Malley Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Anatomic Pathologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sarah E Pinder Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Breast Pathology Consultant Histopathologist, The City Hospital NHS Trust; Department of Histopathology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottinghan, UK

Anne Marie Mulligan Author