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Effusion cytology; a practical guide to cancer diagnosis.


Effusion cytology; a practical guide to cancer diagnosis.

Ganjei-Azar, Parvin et al.

Demos Medical Publishing, Inc.


177 pages




The authors (professors of pathology at the Miller School of Medicine of the U. of Miami) describe the methods of effusion cytology (the study of cells in fluids) for diagnosing cancer, including a methodology developed at the Miller School of Medicine involving the use of alcohol-fixed, papanicolaou-stained slides for immunocytochemistry for the diagnosis, sub-classification, and determination of origin for cancer malignancies in cytologic specimens. Eight chapters discuss body-cavity fluid cytology; general diagnostic criteria of benign versus malignant; types of malignancy based on conventional cytology and immunocytochemistry; major differential diagnoses; detection of the primary site of carcinomas; cerebrospinal fluid cytology; laboratory techniques; and flow cytometry, immunoassays, and molecular techniques.

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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