Current Status of Diagnostic Cytology

  • Peter Pfitzer
  • E. Grundmann
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Current Status of Diagnostic Cytology

  3. Current Status of Diagnostic Cytology in Germany

  4. New Methods in Diagnostic Cytology

    1. D. V. Coleman
      Pages 33-44
    2. P. Dalquen, G. Sauter, R. Epper, B. Kleiber, G. Feichter, F. Gudat
      Pages 47-80
    3. J. Rüschoff, K. H. Plate, R. Müller, M. Maasberg, C. Thomas
      Pages 81-89
    4. O. A. N. Husain
      Pages 91-97
  5. State of the Art of Old Methods

    1. H. J. Soost
      Pages 105-111
  6. Benign Changes in Cytology

    1. K. Wehle, T. Küpper, P. Pfitzer
      Pages 117-121
  7. Quality Control

    1. O. A. N. Husain
      Pages 123-132
  8. Who is a Cytologist?

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About these proceedings


Progress in science is often promoted by a new method. Diagnostic cytology, however, developed slowly over a whole century, mainly in differentiating malignant from benign cells from various tissues. The decisive step in this development was the intensive investigation of one local­ ization by Papanicolaou: The application of cytology for screening in the field of gynecologic oncology made it an acknowledged technique. Consequently, materials inves­ tigated before were tested again on a larger scale and new ones were included into the program. The possibility of a wide-range application of this diag­ nostic method, which carries a low risk for the patient and is low in cost, attracted the specialists of many fields. One of the problems which has resulted is the coordination of training and quality assurance for a large group of people from different fields and with different interests and whose experience in morphology varies. In this volume general problems of cytology are dis­ cussed, as is the question "who is a medical cytologist?" Education and training are the topics of the contributions by Coleman, Holzner, Jenny, Koss and Muller, cover­ ing the situation in the European Community, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA. A special contribu­ tion by Lange concerns the situation of cytotechnologists, paramedicals important for cytologic screening programs.


Ausbildungsprobleme Cancer Screening DNA Diagnostic Cytology Methods of Diagnostic Cytology biology cancer carcinoma cytology cytopathology microscopy pathology regulation screening tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Pfitzer
    • 1
  • E. Grundmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Cytopathology Center for PathologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Gerhard Domagk Institute for PathologyUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84953-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84951-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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