Each volume in this richly illustrated series, sponsored by the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, provides an organ-based approach to the cytologic and histologic diagnosis of small tissue samples including fine-needle aspiration biopsy, cell block samples and core, pinch and forceps biopsies. This volume provides a practical approach to preparing and assessing pancreatic aspiration, core biopsy and brushing samples. Benign, pre-malignant and malignant entities are presented in a well-organized and standardized format supported with high-resolution color photomicrographs, tables, tabulated specific morphologic criteria and appropriate ancillary testing algorithms. Example vignettes allow the reader to assimilate the diagnostic principles in a case-based format. This unique series strengthens the bridge between surgical pathology and cytopathology, providing the pathologist with the ability to diagnose small tissue samples with confidence. The CD-ROM packaged with the printed book contains all the images in a downloadable format, making this a valuable resource for practicing and trainee pathologists.
- Includes a dedicated chapter covering the routinely used and newest molecular techniques applied to the diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasms
- Over 350 downloadable images on a CD-ROM accompanying the print book
- Each chapter includes clinical vignettes, helping the reader apply their learning in daily practice
1. Introduction: principles and practices for small tissue samples in the diagnosis
of pancreatic masses Brian Morse and Junsung Choi
2. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the pancreas Abdurrahman Kadayifci and William R. Brugge
3. Tissue handling and processing
4. Ancillary studies
5. Cytology and histology of the normal pancreas, and contaminants
6. Non-neoplastic mass lesions
7. Cystic lesions
8. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and variants
9. Solid nonductal epithelial neoplasia
10. Secondary neoplasia (metastases, direct extension of adjacent tumors, and lymphoreticular lesions)
11. Mesenchymal neoplasia
Barbara Ann Centeno, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Barbara Ann Centeno is Vice Chair of Clinical Services, Assistant Chief, Pathology Service, Director of Cytopathology, and Senior Member of the Department of Anatomic Pathology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and Professor, Clinical Oncologic Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Edward B. Stelow, University of Virginia
Edward B. Stelow is Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Martha Bishop Pitman, Harvard Medical School
Martha Bishop Pitman is Medical Director of the Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.