Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials

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  • Gabrijela Kocjan, MD, MB BS, Spec Clin Cyt (Zagreb), FRCPath(London), Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant, Head of Diagnostic Cytopathology, University College London, London
  • Winifred Gray, MB BS, FRCPath, Retired Consultant Pathologist, Oxford
  • Tanya Levine, MA(Oxon), MBBS, RCDipPath(Cyto), FRCPath, Director, London Regional Cytology Training Centre, Consultant Cellular Pathologist, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, London
  • Ika Kardum-Skelin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Consultant Cytologist, Specialist in Medical/Clinical Cytology, Head of Department of Clinical Cytology and Cytogenetics, Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD, Pathologist, Director of Cytopathology, Department of Medical Biology and Pathology, Institute de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to diagnosis in both non-gynecological and gynecological cytology. It provides quick answers to diagnostic problems in the cytological interpretation and recognition of a wide range of disease entities. With content derived from Diagnostic Cytopathology, 3rd Edition, the authoritative reference work by Winifred Gray and Gabrijela Kocjan, Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials delivers the dependable guidance you need - in a user-friendly format that makes essential facts about any given condition easy to find and apply.
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Cytopathologists in practice and in training.

Surgical pathologists in training and in practice.


Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4450-2


"A brilliantly presented & illustrated book, aimed at trainees in cytology"

PathLab, July 2013

Table of Contents

Respiratory tract: normal, reactive and inflammatory changes

Serous Effusions: Reactive and malignant

Breast: Normal, inflammatory and reactive conditions

Salivary glands

Oral cavity

Oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract


Gall bladder and biliary system


The kidney and retroperitoneal tissuess

Urinary tract

Lymph nodes

Other lymphoreticular organs

Organ Transplantation


Thyroid Gland

Other endocrine organs

Prostate: benign and malignant

Testis and scrotum. Male infertility

Vulva, vagina and cervix: normal cytology, hormonal and
inflammatory conditions

Cervical Screening Programmes

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and squamous cell carcinoma
of the cervix

 Glandular neoplasia of cervix

 Other tumors and tumour-like conditions of cervix, vulva and vagina

Cytology of the body of the uterus

Ovaries, fallopian tubes and associated lesions Retroperitoneum


Soft tissue and musculoskeletal system

The cytology of synovial fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid and brain smears

The Eyelids, Orbit and Eye

Childhood tumours

New techniques