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By Edward J. Wilkinson, Nicole A. Massoll (auth.), Robert J. Kurman, Lora Hedrick Ellenson, Brigitte M. Ronnett (eds.)

Since the booklet of the 1/e in 1977, Blaustein's Pathology of the feminine Genital Tract has consolidated its place because the top textbook of gynecological pathology. a necessary reference for all pathologists and citizens, this completely up-to-date 6th variation contains greater than 1400 illustrations in colour, informative tables and 22 revised chapters written via across the world famous experts.

Discussion of every particular entity is prepared to incorporate basic details, etiology, and epidemiology by way of scientific gains, pathologic findings, differential analysis, medical habit, and therapy. This transparent association is utilized during the ebook and permits the reader to speedy entry key info in each chapter.

Blaustein's Pathology of the feminine Genital Tract is still the gold-standard reference for working towards pathologists and trainees, in addition to for obstetric/gynecology practitioners and residents.

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These ulcers as with oral aphthae, have a much higher predilection for white adolescents who are not sexually active. As with oral apthosis, the etioology is unclear. Risk factors for these ulcers include stress, infections, vitamin deficiency, and family history [95]. Fig. 17 Vulvar tuberculosis. Caseating granulomas with Langhans giant cells ulceration, secondary to sarcoidosis, has been reported and should be included in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous ulcerations of the vulva [54, 114].

The clinical diagnosis of granuloma inguinale depends on the identification of the Donovan bodies within the tissue; this is best accomplished by preparing smears or a biopsy from the edge of the ulcer and pressing this biopsy tissue between two slides. The tissue imprints are air dried, fixed in methanol, and stained with Giemsa stain. Any antibiotic treatment may obscure the diagnosis, necessitating biopsy at a later date to identify organisms. Histologically, the main portion of the lesion consists of granulation tissue associated with an extensive chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate and endarteritis.

This disease affects anytime after late childhood. The disease has a seborrheic distribution and frequently involves the vulva. Although it usually is not considered a bullous disease, it is listed herein because microscopic intraepidermal acantholysis is a common observation. On clinical examination, the lesions are crusted, hyperkeratotic papules that often appear darker than the surrounding skin. The papules may be secondarily infected [113, 192]. Fig. 27 Warty dyskeratoma. Acantholysis of the suprabasal epithelial cells, with intraepithelial clefts extending from the basal layer through the granular layer.

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