O.P. Sangüeza, L. Requena: Pathology of vascular skin lesions: clinicopathologic correlations

O.P. Sangüeza, L. Requena: Pathology of vascular skin lesions: clinicopathologic correlations Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:329 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0527-4 BOOK REVIEW Ian T. Jackson O.P. Sangüeza, L. Requena: Pathology of vascular skin lesions: clinicopathologic correlations Humana Press, 2003. 319 pp, 1 CD-ROM (ISBN 1-58829-182-0) USD 135.00 Published online: 11 June 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 This book is authored by two dermatologists: Omar P. There are 11 chapters, the first on embryology, anato- Sangüeza, MD, from the Departments of Pathology my and histology of the vasculature of the skin. The sec- and Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of ond is on special techniques for the study of vascular Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Luis proliferations, next is a classification of cutaneous vas- Requena, MD, from the Department of Dermatology at cular proliferations, then comes cutaneous vascular ham- the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Spain. It is part artomas, cutaneous vascular malformations, cutaneous of Current Clinical Pathology, Ivan Damjanov, MD, be- lesions characterized by dilatation of preexisting vessels, ing the series editor. cutaneous vascular hyperplasia, benign neoplasms, ma- In the preface, the authors justify this book, stating lignant neoplasms, other cutaneous neoplasms having a that “cutaneous vascular proliferations are exceedingly vascular component, and disorders erroneously consid- common and affect a large number of individuals”. ered as vascular neoplasms. Thus, one can see that the They further mention that these lesions range “from whole gamut of vascular lesions is covered. hamartomas to highly malignant, aggressive neo- Although this book is filled with the descriptions of plasms”. They state there are no recent textbooks on clinical features of these lesions, and also the histologi- this subject, and that is another reason for this book. cal features, there is very little in the way of treatment of They also note that it provides “a comprehensive and in major vascular conditions. This, to my mind, is rather to depth review of all vascular proliferations involving the be expected since both of these authors are basically cli- skin and subcutaneous tissues, including recently de- nicians, being dermatologists. For the surgeon, this is a scribed entities”. book to dip into from time to time, when confronted with There are three parts to the book, the first being on a vascular malformation. classification and nomenclature of vascular neoplasms. Unfortunately, the book has one significant problem, In this the authors have inserted a new classification and that is that virtually all the illustrations are in black- which they hope is more orderly. The second portion and-white. Naturally, this is to reduce the cost, which is deals with benign proliferations, and the final part is de- admirable but often this leaves a lot to be desired in voted to malignant vascular proliferations. These range terms of truly recognizing the characteristics of some of from Kaposi’s sarcoma to angiosarcoma. these less-common conditions. I do not feel that this is a book for the general plastic surgeon, but I think it would find a place on the shelves of those who are interested in this complex but exciting area of vascular skin lesions I. T. Jackson ( ) and vascular tumors. The references are extensive, and Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, would be useful when researching unusual conditions. A Southfield, MI 48075, USA e-mail: eurjplastsurg@juno.com CD-ROM is included with the book. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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