List of contributors; Preface; 1. The mesothelium: embryology, anatomy and biology Thomas Krausz and Stephanie McGregor; 2. Classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions of the serosal surfaces Alberto M. Marchevsky; 3. Multi-modality imaging of pleural and peritoneal disease Jane Cunningham and Ritu R. Gill; 4. Processing of pleural and peritoneal biopsies Francoise Galateau-Salle; 5. Cytology of pleural and peritoneal lesions Shikha Bose; 6. Surgical pathology of non-neoplastic conditions of the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum A. Valeria Arrossi and Fadi Abdul-Karim; 7. Surgical pathology of benign lesions of mesothelial origin Aliya N. Husain and Marina Ivanovic; 8. Epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of malignant mesothelioma Alberto M. Marchevsky; 9. Pathologic 'markers' of above background asbestos exposure Allen Gibbs; 10. Molecular aspects of malignant mesothelioma and other tumors of the pleura and peritoneum Sanja Dacic; 11. Pathology of malignant mesothelioma Alberto. M. Marchevsky, Francoise Galateau-Salle, Lucian Chirieac and Aliya N. Husain; 12. Surgical treatment of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma Sean C. Wightman, Eugene A. Choi and Wickii T. Vigneswaran; 13. Non-surgical treatment of malignant mesothelioma Manuel Fernandez-Bruno, Silvia Fernandez, Macarena Gonzalez, Jordi Remon and Pilar Lianes; 14. Primary carcinoma of the pleura and peritoneum Bonnie Balzer; 15. Lymphoid malignancies of the pleura and peritoneum Richard Attanoos; 16. Mesenchymal and other unusual tumors of the pleura and peritoneum Nicole A. Ciprani and Peter Pytel.
A practical review of the pathology of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions of the pleura and peritoneum, with focus on mesothelioma.
Alberto M. Marchevsky, M.D., is Director of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Aliya N. Husain, M.D., is Professor of Pathology and the Thoracic Pathology fellowship director at University of Chicago. Francoise Galateau-Salle is Professor of Pathology in the department of Biopathology Cancer Center Leon Berard Lyon, France, and Chairman of the International Mesothelioma Panel and MESOPATH National Reference Center and manager of the French National Multicentric MESOBANK.