The Third Edition of Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice addresses the many exciting new developments in the field, and reflects the expanded role of cytologic methods in the diagnosis of disease, and in guiding the selection of the most appropriate and effective therapy measures. Presented in rich full color, this classic text is enhanced by more than 1,500 color pathology images and numerous algorithms that guide you through the process of determining whether a particular disease state is present.
The first five chapters of Clinical Cytopathology address general principles of cytopathology, criteria of malignancy, and the techniques used to procure cytologic samples. These are followed by discussion of cytopathology of head and neck organs in Part II, including CNS, ophthalmic cytopathology, salivary glands, thyroid, and lymph nodes. Parts III to VI consider thoracic and abdominal systems, including respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and gynecologic organs, concluding with a chapter on breast cytopathology. Musculoskeletal, skin and pediatric cytopathology follow in Parts VII and VIII. The last six chapters address the latest specialized ancillary and automated techniques, as well as management and quality assurance, issues that are critical for optimal performance and safety within the laboratory.
All chapters have been completely rewritten or updated to incorporate the latest innovations, guidelines, and references. Eight new chapters discuss areas where our knowledge has expanded significantly, such as pediatric cytopathology, molecular techniques, immunocytochemistry and HPV testing. The cytomorphologic characteristics are illustrated by an abundance of full-color figures, Differential diagnostic issues are emphasized for various disease entities, enhanced by the use of tables to contrast features where appropriate. Bulleted key points are included throughout the text to highlight salient aspects of the major entities, and the references‘ list in each chapter is edited to include latest critical ones, while maintaining the succinct nature of the text.