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Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids

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.


Hardbound, 288 Pages

Published: September 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0145-4


  • 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



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