Pancreatic Cytopathology by David C. ChhiengPancreatic Cytopathology by David C. Chhieng

Pancreatic Cytopathology

byDavid C. Chhieng, Edward B. StelowForeword byM.W. Stanley

Paperback | September 27, 2007

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Diagnosis by cytologic means is what the mathematicians would describe as elegant; the methods are often simple but richly nuanced, while the results can be profound though succinctly stated. Tiny samples atraumatically obtained are at the heart of both the elegance and the dif? culties of this subspecialty. Following initial successes of traditional exfoliative cytology, further applications were long constrained by the fact that few body surfaces present themselves for direct collection of exfo- ated cells. Thus, it was inevitable that advances in nonoperative evaluations for speci? c body sites would be accompanied by expansions in cytologic diagnosis. Hence the proliferation of sampling methods with techniques the same as their names, including brushing, washing, lavage, and aspiration. Examples come readily to mind. One of the most dramatic bursts in cytodiagnosis happened in the 1980s, when deep-lung sampling by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) arrived at about the same time as the AIDS pandemic. Frequent and often repeated diagnosis of CMV and pneumocystis quickly led to numerous such samples being submitted to many laboratories. These now common infectious agents and this new technique were highly suited to rapid evaluation of AIDS patients. The rapid rise of ? ne needle aspiration occurred at about the same time, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Although not really new, the explosion in its use had awaited both cli- cal acceptance and adequate training for a critical mass of pathologists. This history has been well recorded by others.
Title:Pancreatic CytopathologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pagesPublished:September 27, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038768946X

ISBN - 13:9780387689463

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Table of Contents

to Pancreatic Cytopathology.- Pancreatic Cytopathology: A Pragmatic Approach.- Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Its Variants.- Ancillary Testing for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.- Acinar Cell Carcinoma.- Pancreatoblastoma.- Solid-Pseudopapillary Neoplasm.- Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors.- Cystic Muscus-Producing Neoplasia: Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms.- Other Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas.- Inflammatory Disease of the Pancreas.- Secondary Malignancies of the Pancreas.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book provides useful practical guidelines on pancreatic cytopathology with an emphasis on diagnostic cytologic features and differential diagnoses. . This pocket-sized book is ideal for a quick reference for residents, cytopathology fellows, cytotechnologists and practicing pathologists who deal with pancreatic cytology. . Each chapter is copiously illustrated with high quality color images and succinct figure legends. . I highly recommend this book to residents, cytopathology fellows, and practicing cytopathologists." (Fang Fan, Doody's Review Services, February, 2009)