This monograph on tumors of the esophagus and stomach is fascicle 7 of the Atlas of Tumor Pathology and perpetuates the excellence of these publications in setting standards of diagnosis and terminology.
The brief but pertinent attention paid to embryology and anatomy creates a nice setting for the subsequent descriptions of benign and malignant lesions. The material on epidemiology, etiology, and experimental carcinogenesis is welcome in its readability and generous bibliography. Emphasis on the more common encountered malignant lesions of the esophagus and stomach is appropriate, but the reader is rewarded with information about almost every benign and malignant tumor of these organs that has been described. To supplement the refreshingly brief encounter with rare lesions, references to significant articles follow the descriptive material in immediate convenient sequence. The bibliography is excellent, and one feels almost guilty to mention an absence of references to publications of recent years.