By Sami Shousha

​This publication covers useful diagnostic matters in breast pathology, with certain emphasis on parts which pose diagnostic problems. those comprise facing the gross specimens derived from sufferers taken care of with conservative surgical procedure and those that had neo-adjuvant treatment ahead of surgical procedure. It additionally discusses the best way to take care of axillary lymph nodes, proliferative breast lesions, together with DCIS, and troublesome middle biopsies, in addition to fibro-epithelial, spindle phone, lobular, mucinous, metaplastic and papillary lesions, molecular class of breast cancers, breast lesions in male sufferers and breast immunohistochemistry. there's a concentrate on strange benign and malignant breast lesions and a great number of fine quality pictures support the reader diagnose tricky cases.

Breast Pathology: frustrating Issues is geared toward histopathology experts and senior trainees who take care of breast pathology.

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These values can be entered into an online calculator [14] which determines the RCB score as a continuous variable and the RCB class with 0 being pCR, (1) representing minimal residual disease, (2) representing an intermediate residual disease volume, and (3) representing extensive residual tumor with poor outcome. Patients showing excellent response with minimal residual disease (RCB class 1) have an equivalent outcome to patients with pCR. The RCB has been validated in several studies and was shown to be reproducible with good correlation with long-term outcome [29, 63, 64].

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