Fine Needle Aspiration of Palpable Masses

Fine Needle Aspiration of Palpable Masses

1st Edition - March 23, 1993

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  • Authors: Michael W. Stanley, Torsten Löwhagen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193939

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Fine Needle Aspiration of Palpable Masses presents an extensive examination of the equipment, basic techniques, and staining procedures in medicine. It discusses the fundamental concepts in a direct, first line approach to the evaluation of tissue samples. It addresses the steps in painlessly and inexpensively obtaining material for diagnosis. Some of the topics covered in the book are the preparation of syringes; description of a syringe holder, volume of tissue obtained by a syringe; basic methods in using a syringe for tissue sample; preparation of smears; common type of glass slide; two-slide-pull method; and alternative to rapid preparation of smears. The definition and description of clotting of aspiration specimen are fully covered. In-depth accounts of the histologic preparation of aspirated material are provided. The general characteristics of smears prior to staining are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to stains applied to fixed smears. Another section focuses on the preparations of slides for immunocytochemical stains. The book can provide useful information to laboratory technicians, engineers, nurses, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    1. Equipment, Basic Techniques, and Staining Procedures


    Quantity of Tissue Obtained by Fine-Needle Aspiration

    Basic Techniques in Fine-Needle Aspiration

    Routine and Rapid Stains


    2. The Patient: Clinical Techniques and Results Reporting

    Who Should Perform Fine-Needle Aspirations?

    Fundamental Rules for Applying Aspiration Cytology

    Talking with Patients before the Aspiration

    Clinical Application of the Aspiration Procedure

    Aspiration of Particular Body Sites

    Reporting of Results in Fine-Needle Aspiration


    3. Clinical Examples of Fine-Needle Aspiration

    The Nature of Cytologic Diagnoses in Fine-Needle Aspiration

    Comments on Specimen Adequacy

    Case Studies in Fine-Needle Aspiration



Product details

  • No. of pages: 172
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1993
  • Published: March 23, 1993
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193939

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Michael W. Stanley

Torsten Löwhagen

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