Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids


  • Vinod Shidham, MD, Professor, Vice-chair, and Director of Cytopathology, Cytotechnology School, Cytopathology fellowship, & GI path fellowship, Dept of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine & Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Barbara Atkinson, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA

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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Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-0145-4

Table of Contents

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