As such, the material is presented in a less traditional fashion.
Conventional histopathologic classiﬁcations remain an integral part of the text, but the various chapters focus on a clinically oriented approach to the microscopic diagnosis of common problems.
Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and Curettings Second Edition Michael T. (1994), describe the morphologic features and classiﬁcation of benign and malignant endometrial lesions, but little attention is given to the subtle differences between physiologic changes and pathologic conditions and the artifacts of biopsy and processing.
Our knowledge of the utility of immunohistochemistry in the interpretation of these specimens, especially trophoblastic disease and endometrial neoplasia, has expanded considerably since the ﬁrst edition. The use in this publication of trade names, trademarks, service marks, and similar terms, even if they are not identiﬁed as such, is not to be taken as an expression of opinion as to whether or not they are subject to proprietary rights. M39 2004 618.1¢42—dc22 2004046866 ISBN 0-387-98615-4 Printed on acid-free paper. Use in connection with any form of information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed is forbidden. Most importantly, however, the text continues its focus on those aspects of endometrial biopsy interpretation that can be especially vexing, such as the diagnosis of atypical hyperplasia, grading of endome-trial carcinoma, and the myriad of benign changes and artifacts that can be confusing to the pathologist. Information about the distinc-tion of endometrial carcinoma from endocervical adenocarcinoma also was signiﬁcantly revised.