Tumors of the Fetus and Infant: An Atlas

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 8, 2014 - Medical - 334 pages
Over the past two decades, the remarkable advances in imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and fast or ultra-fast MRI, have led to the diagnosis of an increasing number of tumors at the prenatal stage. This revised, abundantly illustrated second edition of Tumors of the Fetus and Infant: An Atlas presents an up-to-date account of the clinical and pathological features of neoplastic disease and tumor-like conditions in the fetus, neonate, and infant and discusses major tumor studies and cases from throughout the world. The full range of tumors is covered, with each chapter reviewing the incidence, clinical findings, cytogenetics, pathology, radiology, treatment, and prognosis. The goal is to enable pathologists and clinicians to gain a clear understanding of these lesions so that a correct diagnosis can be achieved and appropriate treatment, initiated.

 

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Contents

1 General Survey
1
2 Germ Cell Tumors
5
3 NonGermCell Gonadal Tumors
31
4 Soft Tissue Tumors
36
5 Tumors and TumorLike Conditions of the Skin
87
6 Neuroblastoma
110
7 Leukemia
131
8 Histiocytoses
149
11 Renal Tumors
209
12 Liver Tumors
237
13 Adrenocortical Tumors
258
14 Pancreatic Tumors
273
15 Cardiac Tumors
282
16 Salivary Gland Tumors
293
17 Lung Tumors and Tumorlike Conditions
301
18 Tumors and TumorLike Conditions of Bones
315

9 Brain Tumors
163
10 Tumors of the Eye
196

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Hart Isaacs, Jr., MD, is Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and also Associate Pathologist at Rady’s Children’s Hospital of San Diego. Professor Isaacs originally studied Chemistry at Stanford University before graduating in 1958 from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has vast experience in the field of pediatric neoplasia, stretching back to the 1960s, when he became a pathologist at the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Since that time, he has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American College of Pathology and the Society for Pediatric Pathology. During his career, Professor Isaacs has served on the Childhood Brain Tumor Consortium at Boston Children’s Medical Center and the Children’s Cancer Study Group, Germ Cell Tumor Committee. He has published extensively, having authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, a number of book chapters, and three books, including the first edition of the present book.

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