Exfoliative cytology, which is a quick and simple procedure, is an important alternative to biopsy in certain situations. In exfoliative cytology, cells shed from body surfaces, such as the inside of the mouth, are collected and examined. This technique is useful only for theexamination of surface cells and often requires additional cytological analysis to confirm the results (Encyclopaedia Britannica).
This book is a comprehensive guide to exfoliative cytopathology presenting 215 real cases supplemented with clinical details and microphotographs. Each case covers a description of the problem, diagnostic criteria and features, differential diagnosis and immunocytochemistry, and treatment options.
Divided into eight sections, the book presents cases highlighting cytology in different systems of the body – general, cervical, effusion, respiratory, gastrointestinal tract, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, concluding with a chapter on miscellaneous topics.
Cases are presented in multiple choice question format, with detailed answers and suggestions for further reading.
Comprehensive guide to exfoliative cytology
Presents 215 real cases supplemented with clinical details and microphotographs
Covers cytology of different systems of the body
Cases presented in multiple choice question format
Pranab Dey MBBS MD MIAC FRCPath
Professor, Department of Cytology and Gynaecologic Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
- General cytology 1
- Cervical cytology 31
- Effusion cytology 124
- Respiratory cytology 188
- Gastrointestinal tract 241
- Urine cytology 264
- Cerebrospinal fluid 300
- Miscellaneous Areas 316
- Index 361