Dorfman and Czerniak's Bone Tumors,
Edition 2
By Bogdan Czerniak, MD, PhD

Publication Date: 14 Oct 2015

The second edition of Dorfman and Czerniak's Bone Tumors brings together the latest data available on bone tumor pathology, making it the most comprehensive and encyclopedic reference on the epidemiology, clinical, pathologic, and molecular aspects of bone tumors. Now offered in full color and featuring updated imaging throughout, this one-of-a-kind resource provides a highly visual review of every disorder — from the common to the rare.

Key Features

  • Features comprehensive coverage of bone tumor pathology based on pathologic and clinical data on 11,500 benign and malignant bone tumors from patients treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • High-quality full-color images located throughout the text.
  • Completely up-to-date molecular and genetic information is based on the most current genomic databases.

New Features

  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and images from the book on a variety of devices. 
  • Four brand-new chapters cover Radiographic Imaging of Bone Tumors; Hematopoetic Tumors; Neural Tumors; and Metastic Tumors of Bone.
  • Includes information on molecular and genetic aspects of bone tumors from the UCSC Genome Browser, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, and the GeneCards Database of human genes.
  • Features comprehensive data from nearly 30,000 benign and malignant primary bone tumors and tumor-like lesions from different sources, including over 8,400 malignant bone tumors from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result project.
  • Provides an enhanced visual understanding with updated radiographic imaging and new full-color, high-quality photomicrographs. 
  • Updated Molecular and Epidemiologic diagrams added to all new chapters.
About the author
By Bogdan Czerniak, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Table of Contents

  1. General Consideration
  2. Clinical Considerations and Imaging of Bone Tumors
  3. Molecular Biology of Bone Tumors
  4. Benign Osteoblastic Tumors
  5. Osteosarcoma
  6. Benign Cartilage Lesions
  7. Malignant Cartilage Tumors
  8. Fibrous Dysplasia and Related Lesions
  9. Fibrous and Fibrohistiocytic Lesions
  10. Giant Cell Lesions
  11. Ewing’s Sarcoma and Related Tumors
  12. Hematopoietic Tumors
  13. Vascular Lesions
  14. Neurogenous Tumors and Neurofibromatosis Affecting Bone
  15. Cystic Lesions
  16. Miscellaneous Mesenchymal Tumors
  17. Adamantinoma of Long Bone
  18. Chordoma and Related Lesions
  19. Metastic Tumors in Bone
  20. Synovial Lesions
  21. Sclerosing Bone Lesions
  22. Tumor-Induced Osteomalacia and Rickets
  23. Reactive and Metabolic Conditions Simulating Neoplasms of Bone
  24. Precancerous Conditions

Book Reviews

"This is an excellent standalone reference for neoplastic bone pathology. It is comprehensive, but the text is clear and easy to understand… It excels in incorporating the genomic discoveries when describing each tumor entity and frequently illustrates genetic findings with helpful diagrams. Overall, this is an excellent contribution to the field of bone pathology and it will make a wonderful comprehensive reference in an institutional, departmental, or personal library."

Reviewed by Kyle D Perry, MD (University of Manitoba College of Medicine) Doody’s Score: 98 – 5 Stars


"I unreservedly recommend this book for anyone serious about bone pathology. Although there are other references that are adequate for day-to-day use, Dorfman and Czerniak’s Bone Tumors is the essential reference for the serious practitioner and belongs on the desk of anyone who signs out bone pathology."

Reviewed by Andrea T. Deyrup, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center)


"The second edition is as lavishly and beautifully illustrated as the first edition with the text as cogent as the first edition and more informative in content because of the inclusion on the growing influence (since the previous edition) of molecular pathology in the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal tumors. The high quality of illustrations, comprehensive epidemiology of bone tumors and the practical multi-disciplinary approach that pervades the text makes it of as much value to the orthopedic surgeon and radiologist, as it would the pathologist, confronted with bone tumors and tumor like lesions, be they on a regular or sporadic basis."

Reviewed by Murali Sundaram, MD, FRCR (Cleveland Clinic)


"In my opinion this book is without doubt the most comprehensive, up to date and beautifully illustrated text book available on bone tumours. I recommend it unreservedly to all pathology departments and it is an absolute must for those practicing any form of orthopaedic pathology." 

Reviewed by: S.Fiona Bonar, MB. FRCPI (NUIrel), FRCPath (Lond), FRCPA (Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology)

Book details
ISBN: 9780323023962
Page Count: 1520
Illustrations : Approx. 1200 illustrations (1200 in full color)
Retail Price : £262.99
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