This richly illustrated atlas will help readers presurgically diagnose pediatric/young adult tumors. The content is divided into two parts. The first part shows step-by-step how to perform a fine needle aspiration and how to diagnose the sample with the help of clinical, radiological, cytological and molecular approaches. In turn, the second part presents a comprehensive overview of the various tumor entities, e.g. round cell sarcomas and CNS tumors. To simplify categorization, these are arranged by sample morphology. The content represents diagnostic modalities from the major diagnostic centers worldwide, and is supplemented by the authors`25 years of experience in diagnosing pediatric tumors. This book will successfully guide practitioners, researchers and oncology pediatricians through the process of sample harvesting and diagnosing.
Pediatric tumors represent a large variety of lesions including pseudotumors of inflammatory and non-inflammatory origin, various types of lympadenopathy, benign lesions and specific sarcomas, and blastemal malignancies. These age-specific and histotype-specific tumors of various origin, evolution and prognosis are often characteristic in morphological and molecular levels, making their diagnosis highly specialized.