Algorithmic Approach to CNS Intraoperative Cytopathology

  • César R. Lacruz
  • Javier Sáenz de Santamaría
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 13)


The use of algorithms facilitates sample triaging, smear evaluation, and general category interpretation. During intraoperative cytopathology consultation is necessary to keep in mind two facts. First, an absolute diagnostic precision is not necessary; instead, we should provide the neurosurgeon with sufficient information to enable him to make an appropriate decision. Second, it is paramount to avoid an overdiagnosis of malignancy.


Prion Disease Pilocytic Astrocytoma Nerve Sheath Tumor Diffuse Astrocytoma Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • César R. Lacruz
    • 1
  • Javier Sáenz de Santamaría
    • 2
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
    • 3
  1. 1.University General Hospital Gregorio MarañónMadridSpain
  2. 2.University Hospital Extremadura Medical SchoolBadajozSpain
  3. 3.Outpatient Pathology AssociatesSacramentoUSA

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