Electron Microscopy in Childhood Tumors
The management of childhood malignancies continues to improve. There is increased survival for many tumors and in some cases patients may even be cured. However, the therapeutic regimes may have significant adverse effects resulting in a variety of psychological and physical sequelae. Accurate morphologic diagnosis is therefore mandatory before embarking on a definitive treatment course. A pa thologist today has not only to solve the basic dilemma of whether the tumor is be nign or malignant but also to assess its histogenesis and differentiation. To achieve this, he often has to employ all the available modern diagnostic techniques: electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, etc. [18, 34].
KeywordsAspiration Biopsy Fine Needle Aspirate Round Cell Tumor Childhood Tumor Physical Sequela
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