Practical Cytopathology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Huihong Xu
  • Xiaohua Qian
  • He Wang

Part of the Practical Anatomic Pathology book series (PAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jing He, Yun Gong
    Pages 1-18
  3. Theresa Castle
    Pages 19-25
  4. Xinmin Zhang, Kathriel Brister
    Pages 27-41
  5. Rossitza Draganova-Tacheva, Kim HooKim
    Pages 43-57
  6. Zhongren Zhou, Cory T. Bernadt, Huihong Xu
    Pages 73-93
  7. Katie Dennis, Fang Fan
    Pages 95-117
  8. Nikolina Dioufa, Gina Prochilo, Suad Taraif
    Pages 119-126
  9. Xin Jing
    Pages 127-142
  10. Matthew Torre
    Pages 143-159
  11. Kyle C. Strickland
    Pages 161-184
  12. Chen Zhou, Gang Wang, Malcolm Hayes
    Pages 185-203
  13. Huihong Xu, Sandra Cerda
    Pages 205-223
  14. Huimiao Jiang, Elham Arbzadeh, Yun Gong, He Wang
    Pages 225-244
  15. John C. Lee, Xiaohua Qian
    Pages 245-267
  16. Jain Zhou, He Wang, Nirag Jhala
    Pages 269-281
  17. Xiaohua Qian, Yaxia Zhang
    Pages 283-306
  18. Alarice C. Lowe
    Pages 307-322
  19. Manisha Mehta, Nora Laver
    Pages 323-333
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 335-346

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, practical, and state-of-the art review addressing the major issues and challenges in cytopathology practice using a question and answer format. Making an accurate diagnosis, especially on a limited cytology sample obtained by minimally invasive procedures, is often challenging, yet crucial to patient care. Using the most current and evidence-based approaches, this book: 1) focuses on frequently asked questions in day-to-day practice of cytopathology as well as surgical pathology; 2) provides quick, accurate, and useful answers; 3) emphasizes the importance of clinical, radiological, and cytological correlation, as well as cyto-histological correlation; and 4) delineates how to judiciously use immunohistochemistry, molecular tests, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and other established ancillary studies including next generation sequencing and computer-assisted diagnostics. Chapters are written by experts in their fields and provide the most up-to-date information in the field of cytopathology. Practical Cytopathology: Frequently Asked Questions serves as a practical resource and guide to relevant references for trainees, cytotechnologists, and cytopathologists at various skill levels.


Cytology Techniques Laboratory Management Cervical Cytology Anal Cytology Cerebrospinal Fluid Pediatric Cytopathology Ophthalmic Cytopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Huihong Xu
    • 1
  • Xiaohua Qian
    • 2
  • He Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.VA Boston Healthcare SystemBostonUSA
  2. 2.Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA

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