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Morphology of Blood Disorders, 2nd Edition


Morphology of Blood Disorders, 2nd edition is an outstanding atlas with over 800 high-quality digital images, covering the whole spectrum of blood and bone marrow morphology, with particular emphasis on malignant haematology. Originally written in the Italian language by two world leaders in the field, the book has been expertly translated by the renowned haematologist and teacher, Barbara Bain.

This book explores the major topics of haematological pathology, blending classical teaching with up-to-date WHO classification and terminology. Each image in this book is derived from material obtained for diagnostic purposes from patients with serious haematological conditions. Morphological details are supplemented by detailed descriptions of the output and role of automated instruments in disorders of the blood.

Morphology of Blood Disorders, 2nd edition is an essential reference source for diagnosis in the haematology laboratory, designed to be the go-to guide for anyone with an interest in blood cell morphology.

1 Blood and Bone Marrow Cells

2 Erythropoiesis and Anaemia

3 Myelodysplastic Syndromes

4 Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

5 Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

6 Hypereosinophilia

7 Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

8 Acute Lymphoblastic and Mixed Phenotype Leukaemia

9 Neoplasms of Mature b, t and nk cells

10 Plasma Cell Proliferative Disorders

11 Reactive Bone Marrow Changes and Non-haemopoietic Neoplasms


"I highly recommend “Morphology of Blood Disorders” for hematologists, hemopathologists and clinical laboratory professionals, both as a training instrument and a reference tool...The two authors, Giuseppe D’Onofrio and Gina Zini, both from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy are recognized experts in the morphology of blood and bone marrow. They have teamed up with Prof. Barbara Bain, from Imperial College London, the foremost authority on morphology of blood elements, to produce an exceptionally well-illustrated and detailed textbook, covering both benign and malignant hematology. In many sections, blood morphology is accompanied by output data from hematology analyzers, providing an additional piece of the puzzle that most of the other textbooks on this matter have failed to adequately consider. Prof. Bain has captured the subtleties and nuances of the original Italian text and married them with an eloquent and incisive prose which beautifully describes both images and pathophysiology. A major strength of this textbook is the number and quality of the images as well as the detailed descriptions contained in the legends."(American Journal of Hematology, 21 September 2015)