Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids

Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids

By: Barbara F. Atkinson (author), Vinod B. Shidham (author)Hardback

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781416001454
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781416001454
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 141600145X

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