This new cytopathology resource takes a pattern-recognition approach to the interpretation of difficult aspirates, giving readers all of the tools they need to make the right diagnosis. A unique tabular design presents – at a glance – key information on the cytologic features, pitfalls, work up, and reporting for each lesion. More than 700 brilliant, full-color photographs illustrate a full range of patterns found in aspirated tissue samples.
With 6 additional contributing experts
- Offers a step-by-step approach to challenging cases, beginning with the specimen pattern, followed by work up and pitfalls, through to a definitive diagnosis or a more narrow differential diagnosis.
- Classifies lesions into common, not so common, and rare categories.
- Shows all the basic patterns of aspirated tissue samples, giving readers a comprehensive list of differential diagnoses for each organ site.
- Examines the broad spectrum of organs and organ systems, including lung, liver, pancreas, breast, soft tissue, central nervous system, and many more.
Includes representative sign out reports.