This is yet another example of the expert use of the extraordinary compass of one of the most remarkable institutions in the medical firmament, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). In the great tradition of the publications from that institution that have established the diagnostic criteria for pathology for decades, Soft Tissue Tumors, in its second edition, achieves that goal and far exceeds previous work by incorporating clinical experience, therapeutic approaches, biologic behavior, and discussion of each entity. This method provides a comprehensive reference for clinicians as well as for pathologists in the complex field of disorders affecting soft tissues.
The title of the volume is somewhat misleading. The comprehensive nature of the work includes not only soft-tissue tumors, in the traditional sense, but also provides extensive analyses of lesions that are peripheral to the tumor designation, most strikingly in the sections on fibrous proliferations and fibromatoses. The apposition