Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids

  • ID: 3688627
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This new reference examines specimen processing of effusion fluids, detailing the steps needed to obtain more accurate diagnoses while avoiding common pitfalls. A methodical, algorithmic approach to the evaluation and interpretation of specimens enables you to establish a definitive diagnosis in these often difficult cases. User-friendly features - combined with extensive tables and algorithms - facilitate ease of interpretation, and highlighted information makes the most essential concepts easy to reference quickly.
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1. Introduction

2. The panorama of different faces of mesothelial cells

3. Approach to diagnostic cytopathology of serous effusions

4. Diagnostic pitfalls in effusion fluid cytology

5. Immunocytochemistry of effusion fluids: introduction to SCIP approach

6. Reactive conditions

7. Diagnostic cytopathology of peritoneal washing

8. Mesothelioma

9. Metastatic carcinoma in effusions

10. Metastaic sarcomas, melanoma, and other non-epithelial malignancies

11. Where do they come from? Evaluation of unknown primary site of origin

12. Hematolyphoid disorders

13. Flow cytometry, molecular techniques, and other special techniques

Appendix 1: Collection and processing of serous cavity fluids for cytopathologic evaluation

Appendix 2: Immunocytochemistry of effusions - processing and commonly used immunomarkers

Index
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Shidham, Vinod B. Professor, Vice-chair, and Director of Cytopathology, Cytotechnology School, Cytopathology fellowship, & GI path fellowship, Dept of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine & Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA.

Atkinson, Barbara F. Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA.
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