Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann’s Pathology of the Human Placenta Reviews

Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann’s Pathology of the Human Placenta

Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann's Pathology of the Human Placenta

Based upon the gold standard textbook currently in its fourth edition. User-friendly and easy to reference information tables that pinpoint specific pages in text for further reading and reference. Easy access to differential diagnosis of various lesions. Bold type indicates important lesions, diseases and concepts – Italicized text provides the definitions. Shaded “Suggestions for Examinations and Report” section includes key points in gross examinations, sectioning and diagnosis. Over 350 illustrations, more than 140 of them in full-color. Written for general pathologists and pathologists-in-training.

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  1. K. T. E. Chang "Kenneth T E Chang" said,

    Wrote on April 1, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you can only buy one book on placental pathology, this is it!, April 13, 2006
    K. T. E. Chang “Kenneth T E Chang” (Singapore SINGAPORE) –

    This review is from: Manual of Benirschke and Kaufmann’s Pathology of the Human Placenta (Paperback)

    This compact paperback is packed with virtually everything a general pathologist needs to know about the pathology of the placenta (and more). It has a very thorough coverage of the structure of the normal placenta undergirded by a strong emphasis on basic science and embryological principles. A very practical approach to the pathological examination of placental specimens of all varieties is provided. Very helpful are the little grey boxes following each pathologic entity which provide reminders of pertinent information which should be included in the final pathology report. The book has many high quality gross photographs and photomicrographs, even although a number are black and white. Tables summarizing important or complex information are present, as are diagrams and charts which explain sometimes baffling concepts for beginners in this highly complex subject (e.g. I have always been confused by the descriptions in other books of how one should determine the direction of cord twist – I never realised how easy it was until I came across figure 3.6 in this book). The section on neoplasms and gestational trophoblastic disease is the clearest and best written account of this subject I have come across in any pathology textbook. The book ends with a chapter on the role of the placenta in litigation, and another on the future in placental studies, the latter by Kurt Benirschke. In summary, this is a very well-written, comprehensive, easy-to-understand, enjoyable, beautifully illustrated book. I can only wish that a textbook of this standard is available for every other pathology subject. By the way, Dr Baergen contributes the chapter on placental pathology in the 4th edition of Silverberg. Also, look out for the large textbook which this present book is the small-version of, the 5th edition of Pathology of the Human Placenta by Benirschke, Kaufmann and Baergen. Best of all, this book is relatively inexpensive.

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