A wealth of information can be found in the 200 pages of this volume. More than 300 color illustrations are included and are of excellent quality, with a few exceptions (eg, Figure 8-11, "Diffuse nesidioblastosis," is too dark). The text is succinct, the line drawings are clear and simple, and the tables are short but useful. The text is divided into the following 13 chapters: "Head and Neck," "Respiratory System," "Gastrointestinal Tract," Liver and Exocrine Pancreas," "Urinary Tract," "Female Reproductive System," "Male Reproductive System," "Endocrine System," "Haemopoietic System," "Muscle," "Small cell Tumours of Childhood," "Soft tissue Lesions," and "Skin."
Brain and bone pathologic features are excluded because, as the authors explain, these subjects are more specialized than general surgical pathologic features. In addition, pathologic features seen only in autopsy material are not discussed. In general, most conditions that one may encounter in pediatric surgical pathologic biopsy material have been included,