This best-selling book provides you with a comprehensive guide to the diagnostic applications of exfoliative and aspiration cytology. The book takes a systemic approach and covers the recognized normal and abnormal cytological findings encountered in a particular organ. Appropriate histopathological correlations and a consideration of the possible differential diagnosis accompany the cytological findings. The book is lavishly illustrated, making it the perfect practical resource for daily reference in the laboratory.Provides an accessible guide to diagnostic investigation and screening. Includes a summary of major diagnostic criteria and discusses the pitfalls and limitations of cytology. Utilizes a consistent chapter structure to make finding the answers you need quick and easy.Provides updates to crucial chapters to keep you on top of the latest diagnosis and techniques. Incorporates differential diagnosis tables for easy comparison/contrast of diagnoses. Offers more than 1800 full-color images depicting a full range of normal and abnormal findings. Discusses new concepts on molecular basis of neoplasia. Explores the role of cytogenetics in cancer development.
In the newly updated edition of Comprehensive Cytopathology, a team of international experts provides criteria and techniques in diagnosis, testing, and new insights in cytology. This accessible guide to diagnostic investigation and screening is ideal for daily laboratory use, taking a systematic approach to helping you understand major diagnostic criteria as well as the pitfalls and limitations of cytology.Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.Quickly find the answers you need through a consistent chapter structure.Realize every possibility. Appropriate histopathological correlations and a consideration of the possible differential diagnosis accompany the cytological findings.Remain at the forefront of your field. Content has been fully revised and updated to include over 1800 full-color images and 2 new chapters: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, and Digital Pathology. Five Chapters – Benign Proliferative Reactions, Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Invasive Carcinoma; Central Nervous System; Eye; Pancreas; and HPV – have new, original texts.Access expanded coverage of immunocytochemistry and molecular techniques in cytology, as well as digital pathology and its applications to telecytology (including CAP requirements).Equip yourself to handle any situation with guidance on diagnoses in cytology of all body sites (including the female genital tract); fine-needle aspiration of various organs; and special techniques.Offer your patients a definitive diagnosis with updated coverage on molecular testing, as well as the most current concepts, data and references.View entire cytology slides at various magnifications! Ninety-three virtual microscope images have been added to the eBook and expertconsult.com site, as have 7 brand-new videos demonstrating specific imaging techniques in cytopathology. Understand the diagnostic aspects of cytology in both benign and malignant conditions in the various body sites and organs.Compare and contrast various diagnoses with help from Key Features boxes for numerous diagnostic entities.Stay on top of latest guidelines for cervical cancer screening and The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology.