Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials

1st Edition

Expert Consult: Online and Print


  • Gabrijela Kocjan
  • Winifred Gray
  • Tanya Levine
  • Ika Kardum-Skelin
  • Philippe Vielh
  • Key Features

    • Efficiently review the key cytological features of a broad spectrum of disease entities with more than 1,300 images, consistently presented on opposing pages from the corresponding text summaries for ease of reference.
    • Find the answers you need quickly and easily using an at-a-glance bullet-point format and structure, with every section organized consistently to include Definition, Cytological Findings, and Differential Diagnosis.
    • Streamline decision making and avoid diagnostic pitfalls with the aid of Differential Diagnosis boxes.
    • Improve your diagnostic cytology skills by referencing representative Case Studies throughout.
    • Access the complete contents online and download all of the cytology images at Expert Consult.

    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


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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    Gabrijela Kocjan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant, Head of Diagnostic Cytopathology, University College London, London

    Winifred Gray

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Retired Consultant Pathologist, Oxford

    Tanya Levine

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, London Regional Cytology Training Centre, Consultant Cellular Pathologist, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, London

    Ika Kardum-Skelin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Pathologist, Director of Cytopathology, Department of Medical Biology and Pathology, Institute de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France