Book Attempts At Imparting Knowledge Of Various Skin Tumors: Dr Iffat Hassan Shah
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR - In a breakthrough in the field of dermatology in Jammu Kashmir, noted dermatologist, Professor (Dr) Iffat Hassan Shah has come up with a new book on skin tumors - tilted as “Clinical Synopsis and Color Atlas of Skin Tumours”.
Dr Shah, who is presently heading the postgraduate Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy Government Medical College, Srinagar, SMHS Hospital, said “the book was first of its kind in the field of dermatology and it would help scholars and aspiring dermatologist to understand the topic well”.
“Early diagnosis and treatment of skin tumors leads to a definite reduction in the morbidity and mortality associated with skin tumors, so this book is one of the first of its kind on skin tumors and attempts at imparting knowledge and perception of various skin tumors through a multitude of photographs and also presenting information and advice about skin tumors that is easy to implement in day to day practice.” Professor Iffat Hassan Shah said.
“The book has been written in a straight forward and lucid language and aims at helping the postgraduate students in dermatology, practicing dermatologists, interns and all other healthcare professionals who are interested in getting themselves acquainted with the clinical presentation of different skin tumors,” she added.
Co-author Dr Peerzada Sajad said that a tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of normal tissue and the skin tumors develop because of proliferation of a single or multiple components of skin.
“This compilation of our research work can be helpful for the students and doctors of dermatology,” he said.
He said “Based on their primary origin, the tumors they can be divided into Keratinocytic, Melanocytic, Appendageal and Soft tissue tumors,” adding, “The skin tumors are broadly classified into benign skin tumours, premalignant skin lesions and malignant skin tumors.”
The foreword of the book has been written by Professor (Dr) Sanjeev Handa from the Department of Dermatology, Venereology& Leprology, Postgraduate Department of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. The book has been published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd Delhi.