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Acta Cytologica

Marc Pusztaszeri, Esther Diana Rossi, Manon Auger, Zubair Baloch, Justin Bishop, Massimo Bongiovanni, Ashish Chandra, Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Guido Fadda, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, SoonWon Hong, Kennichi Kakudo, Jeffrey F Krane, Ritu Nayar, Sareh Parangi, Fernando Schmitt, William C Faquin
The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytology (TBSRTC) was proposed in 2007 at the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration State of the Art and Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The aim was to address the inconsistent and sometimes confusing reporting terminologies used for thyroid FNA throughout the world. The TBSRTC consists of 6 diagnostic categories, each associated with an implied risk of malignancy that translates directly into a clinical management algorithm. Since the publication of the TBSRTC cytology Atlas in January 2010, considerable experience has been gained regarding its application in cytology practice, clinical impact, and limitations...
October 21, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Hiroyuki Kuramoto, Yoshiko Iwami, Naoko Sugimoto, Jun Miyagawa, Midori Banno, Manichi Iida
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether or not the liquid-based procedure (LBP) for endometrial cytology is as worthwhile for endometrial phasing as conventional slides. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 81 women who underwent endometrial cytology and were defined as negative. The specimens obtained by either Endocyte® or Masubuchi aspiration tube® were processed first with the conventional procedure and then with LBP using TACAS™. RESULTS: (1) The number of subjects diagnosed by the conventional method as having proliferative, mid-, middle-secretory and late-secretory and atrophic phases was 40, 11, 10, 0 and 20, respectively...
October 5, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Anurag Sharma, Shivani Sharma, Niharika Patnaik, Dinesh Pradhan, Kaliprasad Satapathy, Manas R Pradhan, Sambit K Mohanty
BACKGROUND: The incidence of primary small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the urinary bladder is extremely rare. We sought to analyze the cytologic and immunophenotypic features of SCC of the urinary bladder in urine and reassert the importance of cytologic examination of urine specimens for diagnosis of this tumor. METHODS: We studied the clinical and cytomorphologic features in the presurgical urine specimens (4 voided urine and 2 bladder-washing specimens) of histopathologically and immunohistochemically proven cases of SCC of the urinary bladder...
October 4, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Yanjun Hou, Rulong Shen, Shweta Chaudhary, Faye Gao, Zaibo Li
OBJECTIVE: Changes in the status of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in metastatic breast carcinomas are frequently reported. We examined the change in the status of biomarkers in metastatic breast carcinomas. STUDY DESIGN: This study cohort was composed of 137 metastatic breast carcinomas (58 surgical and 79 cytological specimens) with existing primary tumors during a study period from 2013 to 2015...
September 29, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Maral Mokhatri, Golsa Shekarkhar, Zahra Sarraf
OBJECTIVE: In gynecology, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has an overall accuracy of 94.5% in differentiation between benign and malignant tumors. The purpose of this study was to determine reliable cytological criteria for categorizing ovarian masses into benign and malignant categories, their subtypes, and also to evaluate FNA accuracy in the diagnosis of ovarian tumors in relation to histopathological findings. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study was performed on all patients with a preoperative diagnosis of ovarian tumor who were referred to our hospital between August 2013 and August 2015...
September 29, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Yuko Sugiyama, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kyoko Komatsu, Ryuji Yabushita, Mizue Oda, Kenji Yanoh, Masatsugu Ueda, Hiroaki Itamochi, Kaoru Okugawa, Hiromasa Fujita, Toru Tase, Eiji Nakatani, Takuya Moriya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the automated screening system FocalPoint for cervical cytology quality control (QC) rescreening. False-negative rates (FNRs) were evaluated by a multi-institutional retrospective study. STUDY DESIGN: Cervical cytology slides that had already been reported as negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy (NILM) were chosen arbitrarily for FocalPoint rescreening. Slides stratified into the highest 15% probability of being abnormal were rescreened by a cytotechnologist...
September 28, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Abid Hussain, Ashwani Tandon, Aruna K Prayaga, Tara Roshni Paul, Anukonda M V R Narendra
OBJECTIVES: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is an uncommon, benign histiocytic disorder of unknown etiology, typically presenting in young adulthood. We highlight the cytomorphology of RDD and correlate it with the histopathology. STUDY DESIGN: All cases diagnosed as RDD on fine-needle aspiration cytology between January 2001 and June 2015 were included. Clinical details were obtained from medical records. The cytology smears were reviewed along with the histopathology and immunohistochemistry, wherever available...
September 28, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Armen Nersesyan, Gohar Parsadanyan, Gayane Zalinyan, Naira Chobanyan
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September 27, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Jennifer A Collins, Bo Ping, Justin A Bishop, Syed Z Ali
BACKGROUND: CASTLE (carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation) is a rare tumor (accounting for less than 0.15% of thyroid neoplasms) with most of the reported cases from Asia. Although this tumor is rare, distinguishing it from more aggressive neoplasms is critical because of its improved prognosis. To date, there have been limited studies on its cytomorphological features. Herein, we review the cytomorphological features of 10 fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cases of histologically confirmed CASTLE and discuss the findings in light of the current literature...
September 17, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Rafael Bispo Paschoalini, Rozany Mucha Dufloth, Francisco Alves Moraes Neto, Fernando C Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Specific cytological criteria for the luminal phenotype of breast carcinoma, despite it being the most common and having a better prognosis as well as targeted therapies under study, remain to be established. Using fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), we aimed to identify the luminal phenotype through the evaluation of cytological criteria recognized in routine practice. METHODS: We correlated 169 FNACs of breast carcinomas with their tissue specimens, classified into phenotypes by immunohistochemistry (applying tissue microarray technology) as luminal A, luminal B, HER2 overexpression, and triple negative...
September 17, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Thanaa El A Helal, Lobna S Shash, Somaia A Saad El-Din, Sally M Saber
BACKGROUND: The etiology of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is unknown, and it is commonly misdiagnosed clinically and/or radiologically as breast cancer. The role of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in its diagnosis is still a matter of debate. The aim of the current study is to assess the value of FNAC in the diagnosis of IGM, and to search for the presence of bacteria in IGM with cystic vacuoles, which was described recently by a few authors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of cytologic smears and histologic tissue sections of 65 Egyptian IGM cases was done along with microbiologic testing...
September 9, 2016: Acta Cytologica
James Lee, Fausto Rodriguez, Syed Z Ali
Gliosarcoma is a rare variant of glioblastoma multiforme characterized by a biphasic pattern of glial and mesenchymal differentiation. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely employed to diagnose a number of primary and secondary malignancies in a variety of clinical settings. Herein, we describe the cytomorphologic features of a gliosarcoma metastatic to an extracranial location accompanied by corresponding clinico-radiologic and histopathologic findings in a 51-year-old man with a posterior mediastinal mass...
September 2, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Etsuko Koike, Keiichi Iwaya, Akinori Watanabe, Shinji Miyake, Eiichi Sato, Takashi Ishikawa
OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations between breast cancer recurrence and cytological findings of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). STUDY DESIGN: The study included 117 women who had undergone a modified radical mastectomy for invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. FNAC samples of these patients were reexamined, and cytological findings, such as cellular dissociation, nuclear pleomorphism, nuclear atypia, chromatin pattern, and nuclear size, were scored...
September 1, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Yiang Hui, Katrine Hansen, Jayasimha Murthy, Danielle Chau, C James Sung, M Ruhul Quddus
OBJECTIVE: A vast majority of cervicovaginal intraepithelial lesions are caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). The Pap test has been the sole method used for the screening of cervicovaginal squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL). Recently, the FDA approved an HPV-DNA assay as a method of primary screening. We report on a series of FDA-approved HPV-DNA test-negative SIL with HPV genotyping, using an alternative method on the corresponding surgical biopsy specimens. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review identified cytology-positive HPV-negative cases over a 15-month period at a tertiary care gynecologic oncology institution...
September 1, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Antonio Placidi, Paola Capparucci, Antonella Di Luzio, Gabriella Manca, Eloisa Mania, Tommaso Filippini, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
AIM: In 2013, the Local Health Unit Roma 2 ex C screening laboratory introduced a new set of indicators for quality assurance. We compare 2 sets of indicators based on routine multiple readings (peer review) for their ability to identify problems in single-reader accuracy. METHODS: All suspect slides were blindly reviewed by all the cytologists of the laboratory. The standard set of indicators includes interreader Cohen's kappa, positivity rate and atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance/squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-US/SIL) ratio...
August 10, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Ming Jin, Paul E Wakely
Evaluation of deep-seated lymphomas by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) can be challenging due to their reduced accessibility. Controversy remains as to whether FNA and ancillary techniques can be used to diagnose deep-seated lymphomas reliably and sufficiently for clinical management. Most published studies are favorable that endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)/endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-FNA plays an important role in the diagnosis of deep-seated lymphomas. The addition of ancillary techniques, particularly flow cytometry, increases diagnostic yield...
July 15, 2016: Acta Cytologica
Marluce Bibbo, Zi-Xuan Wang, Krister Jones, Charalambos Solomides, Rossitza Draganova-Tacheva, Robert Stapp
OBJECTIVE: We performed a retrospective review of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing to assess whether the cytology practice in our institution was affected by the introduction of high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) assays over time. STUDY DESIGN: Cytology, HPV and histopathology records were retrieved from our laboratory information system from 2003 to 2015. Records for Digene Hybrid Capture 2®, Hologic Cervista® and Roche Cobas® HPV assays were obtained. A 3-month follow-up for HPV detected cases was performed, and results were correlated with cytology and biopsies...
June 2, 2016: Acta Cytologica
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2016: Acta Cytologica
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2016: Acta Cytologica
Helena Barroca, Cristina Marques
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the new classification of lymphomas is mainly based on morphological, immunophenotypical, and molecular criteria. Consequently, this new approach has led from the substantial role that architecture played in the past to a secondary panel highlighting the role of fine-needle biopsy (FNB). Applied together with other ancillary techniques, such as flow cytometry (FC), FNB is a potential tool for the diagnosis of lymphomas, and enlarged lymph nodes represent an excellent target for the implementation of this technique...
2016: Acta Cytologica
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