Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids
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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.Table of Contents
- Avoid potential errors in diagnosis with a full chapter that offers expert approaches to specimen collection and processing.
- Arrive at more accurate diagnoses with the aid of step-by-step algorithms plus hundreds of illustrations - including multiple images for each phenomenon representing a broad range of stains and magnifications.
- Achieve optimal diagnostic certainty by viewing correlations between Pap, Diff-Quick (Romanowsky), and immunocytochemical stain for every type of serous effusion.
- Recognize the difference in cell samples yielded after washing the serous cavity with saline or balanced salt solution versus effusion fluid.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of Pap stains versus Diff-Quick stains in FNA evaluations.
- Remain up to date with the latest technologies such as liquid based cytology (SurePath™) and ThinPrep™.
- Easily apply principles to real-life practice by reviewing detailed histories.
- Quickly locate the guidance you need with a color-coded chapter system.
- Focus on the most important points with user-friendly highlighted boxes.
Doody's Rating: * * * * First impression -- this book is absolutely beautiful. It is replete with color photomicrographs and the color reproduction is excellent and faithful. It is a delight simply to look at the pictures. Once past this initial impression, the factual excellence of this book emerges……This book is going right next to my microscope. I will carry it with me for reference whenever I want my Wright-Giemsa stained preparation evaluated by my partner who has the Pap stain counterpart. It's a great book.
Weighted Numerical Score: 92
"In conclusion, this is a beautiful text filled not only with excellent illustrations of effusion cytology, but also with a broad range of experience that these authors have working with these specimens." - Advances in Anatomic Pathology, 2008
By Vinod B. Shidham, MD, Professor, Director of FNAB Service and Cytopathology Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; and Barbara F. Atkinson, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA