Practical Soft Tissue Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach

1st Edition

A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series (Expert Consult: Online and Print)


Key Features

  • Diagnose frequently encountered soft tissue malignancies with a pattern-recognition approach.
  • Compare specimens and categorize them accordingly with a helpful visual index and lavish collection of full-color images and illustrations.
  • Glance and go: Chapters are organized by histologic pattern (spindle cell tumors, epithelioid tumors, tumors with myxoid stroma) for speed and efficiency.
  • Make an educated diagnosis thanks to practical applications of molecular techniques and newly developed diagnostic markers.
  • Access the full text and image bank online at

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Tumor Classification and Immunohistochemistry

2 Biologic Potential, Grading, Staging, and Reporting of Sarcomas

3 Spindle Cell Tumors of Adults

4 Pediatric Spindle Cell Tumors

5 Tumors with Myxoid Stroma

6 Epithelioid and Epithelial-like Tumors

7 Pleomorphic Sarcomas

8 Round Cell Tumors

9 Biphasic Tumors and Tumors with Mixed Patterns

10 Soft Tissue Tumors with Prominent Inflammatory Cells

11 Giant Cell-Rich Tumors

12 Adipocytic Tumors

13 Vascular Tumors

14 Cartilaginous and Osseous Soft Tissue Tumors

15 Cutaneous Mesenchymal Tumors

16 Mesenchymal Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract

17 Lower Genital Soft Tissue Tumors

18 Applications of Molecular Testing to Differential Diagnosis


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About the author

Jason Hornick

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director of Surgical Pathology and Director of Immunohistochemistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts