Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates, Expert Consult - Online and Print


  • Edmund Cibas, MD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Director of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Barbara Ducatman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Director, West Virginia University National Center of Excellence for Women's Health, Associate Dean for Faculty Services, West Virginia University School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

This new edition examines the latest diagnostic techniques for the interpretation of a complete range of cytological specimens. It is concise, yet covers all of the organ systems in which the procedure is used, with the number of pages devoted to each body site proportional to the clinical relevance of cytology for that site. Inside, you’ll find new information on ductal lavage cytology and expanded coverage of FNA performance, keeping you current with the newest procedures. Over 700 full-color illustrations provide you with a real-life perspective of a full range of cytologic findings. Each chapter includes a discussion of indications and methods, along with a section on differential diagnosis accompanied by ancillary diagnostic techniques such as immunohistochemistry and molecular biology, where appropriate. As an Expert Consult title, it includes online access to the complete text of the book, fully searchable-as well as all of the images downloadable for your personal use-at

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Cytopathologists, Surgical pathologists, Cytotechnologists


Book information

  • Published: January 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5329-3

Table of Contents

1. Cervical and Vaginal Cytology, Edmund S. Cibas

2. Respiratory Tract, Christopher A. French

3. Urine and Bladder Washings. Andrew A. Renshaw

4. Pleural, Pericardial, and Peritoneal Fluids, Edmund S. Cibas

5. Peritoneal Washings, Edmund S. Cibas

6. Cerebrospinal Fluid, Edmund S. Cibas

7. Gastrointestinal Tract, David W. Kindelberger and Helen H. Wang

8. Breast, Barbara S. Ducatman and Helen H. Wang

9. Thyroid, Edmund S. Cibas

10. Salivary Gland, Jeffrey F. Krane and William C. Faquin

11. Lymph Nodes, Paul E. Wakely , Jr. and Edmund S. Cibas

12. Liver, Barbara S. Ducatman

13. Pancreas and Biliary Tree, Jian Shen and David W. Kindelberger

14. Kidney and Adrenal Gland, Andrew A. Renshaw and Edmund S. Cibas

15. Ovary, Edmund S. Cibas

16. Soft Tissue, Xiaohua Qian

17. Laboratory Management, Edmund S Cibas