This book provides a comprehensive description of the pathology of the head and neck region, concentrating especially on those pathologic entities that are unique to or characteristic of the head and neck. The new edition retains the ten chapters of the first edition, all updated and improved, and additionally contains seven entirely new chapters and a more detailed subject index. The number of illustrations has been substantially increased, and various lesions absent in the original edition have been included. Throughout, attention is paid to correlation of pathology with epidemiology, clinical features, pathogenesis, and molecular genetics. Differential diagnosis is addressed, and information is also provided on staging, prognosis, and therapy. The authors include foremost experts in the field, some of whom are senior members of the Working Group on Head and Neck Pathology of the European Society of Pathology.
About the Author
Antonio Cardesa obtained his medical degree from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 1963 and his PhD from the University Complutense of Madrid in 1967. He subsequently trained in pathology and was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, University of Nebraska, USA in 1971. In 1976 he became Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University Complutense of Madrid. Dr. Cardesa soon went on to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Valladolid, Spain, and from 1981 to 2005 he held a similar position at the University of Barcelona. In 2005 he became Chair of Pathology at the University of Barcelona Medical School, where he is now Emeritus Professor. Dr. Cardesa served as Chairman of the European Society of Pathology (ESP) Working Group on Head and Neck Pathology from 1993 to 1999, as President of the Spanish Society of Pathology from 1997 to 1999, and as President of the European Society of Pathology from 2003 to 2005. He is the author of 320 publications, including original articles, reviews, and book chapters.
Alessandro Franchi gained his Medical Degree Summa cum Laude from the University of Florence Medical School, Italy, in 1987 and subsequently entered residency training programmes in Neuropathology and Anatomic Pathology at University of Verona Medical School and University of Florence Medical School, respectively. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Franchi was Assistant Pathologist at Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy. In 1996 he also became Visiting Pathologist at the Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Since 2001 he has been Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology at University of Florence Medical School. In 2009 he became Secretary of the ESP Working Group on Head and Neck Pathology. Dr. Franchi’s research has focused on head and neck pathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, dermatopathology, and ultrastructural pathology. He has published more than 150 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and 12 contributions to textbooks, and has given more than 200 presentations at national and international congresses.