This is the first atlas dedicated to touch preparation cytopathology. Written by established pathologists who are at the cutting edge of this minimally-invasive practice, theAtlas of Touch Preparation Cytopathology presents a comprehensive overview and visual reference guide to the diagnostic applications of touch preparations. This visually-stunning book reviews touch preparations corresponding to all major body systems and includes chapters on specimen handling and processing, intraoperative use during frozen sections, as well as on ancillary testing. While most cytopathology atlases have images of smears and fluids, most have very little discussion of touch preparation making this volume a one-of-a-kind resource.
The authors, using many examples in the text, not only include detailed visual and textual discussion of touch preparations but also provide comparative presentations to facilitate correlation with corresponding histopathology, FNA smears and ancillary test results. This total coverage illuminates keyfindings and other considerations that pathologists can learn from this important technique. Written with the practicing pathologist in mind, the Atlas of Touch Preparation Cytopathology is an invaluable book on an emerging and cost-effective processing technique that uses small biopsies for rapid evaluation and assessment.
- Covers all body system and site-specific areas where the touch preparation method is applicable
- Contains nearly 500 touch preparation images and includes corresponding histopathologic figures and FNA smears.
- Includes squash preparation and other variants related to touch preparation