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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538219/molecular-alterations-in-patients-with-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-presenting-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-at-the-first-diagnosis
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Erika F Rodriguez, Maryam Shabihkhani, Jamal Carter, Zahra Maleki
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report cytologic and molecular features of pulmonary adenocarcinoma patients presenting with a malignant pleural effusion at the first diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who had a cytopathologic diagnosis conclusive for lung adenocarcinoma for the first time on their pleural fluid specimen, and molecular testing done, were studied. The control group consisted of patients with a malignant pleural effusion that developed during disease progression...
May 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538217/the-significance-of-glandular-cells-on-conventional-cervicovaginal-smears-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-coastal-india
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Pooja K Suresh, Hema Kini, Jessica Minal, Neha Dhavalpure, Sridevi H Basavaiah, Deepa S Adiga, Laveena Maben
INTRODUCTION: Glandular lesions of the female genital tract (FGT) are quite uncommon compared to squamous lesions. Their cytological diagnosis is difficult because of their architectural and cytological complexity, as well as the lack of experience of many cytopathologists in this field. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of Papanicolaou (Pap) smears in the diagnosis of glandular FGT lesions. METHODOLOGY: All Pap smears reported during the period of January 2012 to December 2013 were retrieved...
May 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535501/is-the-morning-sputum-sample-superior-to-the-fresh-sputum-sample-for-the-detection-of-malignant-cells
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Maya S Uke, Saleem Pathuthara, Abida Shaikh, Rajiv Kumar, Shubhada Kane
INTRODUCTION: Sputum cytology is a well-established technique for the detection of lung malignancies. Generally, random or morning samples are used. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic yield of morning sputum and compare it with that of fresh samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were instructed to bring a morning sputum sample to the laboratory in a clean plastic container, without any fixative and within 2-3 h of collection. Fresh sputum was then collected in the laboratory from these same patients...
May 24, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528339/molecular-diagnosis-of-tubercular-lymphadenopathy-from-fine-needle-aspirates-in-pediatric-patients
#4
Vivek Gupta, Arvind Bhake
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of peripheral tubercular lymphadenopathy (TBLN) in pediatric patients is often a challenge because features evident on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or tissue biopsy can be deceptive for the reason that they result from an immunological response. This study aimed to evaluate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) in pediatric patients under clinical suspicion for TBLN and to assess its role in the evaluation of cases cytodiagnosed as reactive lymphoid hyperplasia...
May 20, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521328/assessment-of-100-rapid-review-as-an-effective-tool-for-internal-quality-control-in-cytopathological-services
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José Queiroz Filho, Janaina Cristiana de Oliveira Crispim Freitas, Daliana Caldas Pessoa, José Eleutério Júnior, Paulo César Giraldo, Ana Katherine Gonçalves
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the 100% rapid review (100%-RR) as an effective tool for internal quality control (IQC) in gynecological cytopathology services. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 8,677 swabs were analyzed; the negative results were submitted to 100%-RR. Divergent cases were discussed in a consensus meeting to reach a conclusion on the final diagnosis. The data were entered into SAS statistical software, and the agreement of the 100%-RR results with the final diagnosis was tested with the weighted kappa statistic...
May 19, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521315/p16-ki-67-immunocytochemistry-in-gynecological-cytology-limitations-in-practice
#6
Peter Ziemke
OBJECTIVE: Immunochemical detection of the protein p16INK4a in cervical cytology is used in combination with Ki-67. Cells positive for both proteins are certain to have been transformed by high-risk HPV. p16/Ki-67 immunocytochemistry provides a significant improvement in specificity over cytology and HPV DNA testing. However, p16/Ki-67 immunocytochemistry also has its limitations. STUDY DESIGN: The research is based on the follow-up of 1,131 patients for whom p16/Ki-67 immunocytochemistry was performed with cytology...
May 19, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514786/vascular-proliferation-of-the-thyroid-potential-histopathological-pitfalls-as-a-consequence-of-fine-needle-aspiration
#7
Suvi I Hovi, Ivana Kholová
OBJECTIVE: Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) can cause reactive histopathological changes, commonly including haemorrhage and granulation tissue. The literature describing vascular proliferation after FNAB is sparse. We aimed to describe neovascularisation in thyroid gland specimens as a consequence of FNAB. STUDY DESIGN: We analysed all thyroid histopathological specimens from the Fimlab Laboratories collected between 2010 and 2013 for neovascularisation and distortions in the accompanying tissue...
May 18, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490006/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-presenting-as-a-thyroid-mass-and-brief-literature-review
#8
Sadegh Shirian, Maryam Maghbool, Azita Aledavood, Shahrzad Negahban, Bijan Khademi, Yahya Daneshbod
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the larynx and trachea is very rare. CASE: A 45-year-old man with ACC of the larynx presenting as a thyroid mass is reported in this study. Physical examination revealed a large solid thyroid nodule in the left lobe without any lymphadenopathy. A technetium thyroid scan showed multinodular goiter with cold nodules in the left lobe, isthmus, and functioning nodules in the right lobe. A large thyroid mass originating from the left side of the larynx, mostly the left vocal cord and the infraglottic part, was seen using enhanced magnetic resonance imaging after rupture of the thyroid cartilage on the left side...
May 11, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486237/evaluating-the-age-cutoff-criterion-for-reporting-benign-appearing-endometrial-cells-in-routine-pap-tests-an-8-year-retrospective-review
#9
Zakaria Grada, Cherie Paquette, Claire M Eklund, Cunxian Zhang, C James Sung, Margaret Steinhoff, M Ruhul Quddus
OBJECTIVE: The 2014 Bethesda System recommends that benign-appearing endometrial cells (BECs) in routine Pap tests should be reported in patients aged ≥45 years. This is a change from previous guidelines to report BECs in women ≥40 years of age. BECs are reported to have 1% chance of endometrial lesion on follow-up. This study tests whether the new threshold may increase the specificity of the test for the detection of clinically significant endometrial lesions. STUDY DESIGN: After institutional review board approval, 1,177 BECs, reported during an 8-year study period in patients aged ≥40 years, were retrieved from 672,000 routine ThinPrep Pap tests...
May 10, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472792/addressing-confusion-about-the-risks-and-benefits-of-co-testing-versus-human-papillomavirus-testing-for-cervical-cancer-screening
#10
Grace Tan, David Hawkes
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May 5, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445876/impact-of-the-reclassification-of-the-non-invasive-follicular-variant-of-papillary-carcinoma-as-benign-on-the-malignancy-risk-of-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-a-meta-analysis-study
#11
Lester J Layfield, Zubair W Baloch, Magda Esebua, Rohini Kannuswamy, Robert L Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) established diagnostic categories for cytologic specimens of the thyroid. Each category was associated with an estimated risk of malignancy. Recently, the non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been reclassified as benign. This reclassification may alter the malignancy risk of TBSRTC diagnostic categories. STUDY DESIGN: A literature search was made for all studies investigating the effect of reclassification of some non-invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinomas as benign on the malignancy risk associated with TBSRTC categories...
April 27, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399532/metastatic-pituitary-carcinoma-to-cervical-lymph-node-diagnosis-by-fine-needle-aspiration-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Huiying Wang, Jiancong Liang, William H Yong, Peggy Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinomas are rare neoplasms whose designation requires demonstration of metastatic disease. No specific morphologic features can reliably distinguish pituitary carcinomas from pituitary adenomas, rendering the diagnosis particularly challenging. Furthermore, as reports of pituitary carcinoma on fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy are exceedingly rare in the literature, the cytological features of pituitary carcinoma are poorly characterized. CASE REPORT: Here we describe a case of pituitary carcinoma in a 67-year-old woman with history of recurrent adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing pituitary adenoma who presented with a persistent left cervical nodule for 2 years...
April 12, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399523/sperm-sediment-cytology-a-new-technique-for-diagnosing-occult-urologic-infections
#13
Zhanna Sapozhkova, Karina Kasoyan, Elena Kovalchuk, Irina Shabalova
BACKGROUND: Ill-defined chronic symptoms such as itching, burning, urethral discharge, and pelvic pain are not uncommon in male urologic patients. Often, microscopic urinalysis, bacterial cultures, and laboratory testing are non-contributory. We have developed a technique for sperm sedimentation and used the cytologic examination of the sediment routinely in more than 4,000 patients with urologic complaints over the last 5 years. CASE: We present 3 exemplary cases, documenting the diagnostic power of sperm sediment cytology (SSC)...
April 12, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384641/inception-and-development-of-the-papanicolaou-stain-method
#14
Nikolaos Chantziantoniou, Amber D Donnelly, Maheswari Mukherjee, Mathilde E Boon, R Marshall Austin
OBJECTIVE: Cytodiagnoses of specific malignancies are enabled through analyses of abnormal nuclear chromatin and cytoplasmic features in stained cells. AIM: The objective of this work was to explore the inception, development, and chemistry of the Pap stain method introduced in 1942 by Dr. G.N. Papanicolaou. STUDY DESIGN: To achieve this, we carried out a review of the English literature. RESULTS: Between 1914 and 1933, Papanicolaou first analyzed vaginal squamous cells in guinea pigs and later in human vaginal fluid samples using hematoxylin and eosin with limited color reactions, correlating the cell-type morphology with endocrinology and histology...
April 7, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407624/risk-of-malignancy-and-risk-of-neoplasia-in-the-bethesda-indeterminate-categories-study-on-4-532-thyroid-fine-needle-aspirations-from-a-single-institution-in-india
#15
Swati Mahajan, Radhika Srinivasan, Arvind Rajwanshi, Bishan Radotra, Naresh Panda, Pranab Dey, Nalini Gupta, Raje Nijhawan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of category 3 (atypia of undetermined significance [AUS]/follicular lesion of undetermined significance [FLUS]), category 4 (follicular neoplasm), and category 5 (suspicious for malignancy) of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC), the risk of malignancy (ROM) and the risk of neoplasia (RON) in these categories. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective 6-year audit of 4,532 thyroid fine-needle aspirations (FNA) reported as per the TBSRTC from a single institution with cytohistological correlation in 335 cases...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407623/fine-needle-aspiration-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-cytopathologic-study-of-37-cases
#16
Jen-Fan Hang, Momin T Siddiqui, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an uncommon neoplasm of dendritic cells and predominantly occurs in children and young adults. The study aims to evaluate cytopathologic features and current diagnostic concepts in a large series of LCH on fine needle aspiration (FNA). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively searched the pathology archives of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Emory University Hospital (EUH) to identify all FNA cases diagnosed as LCH in a period of 21 years...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402984/contribution-of-hormonal-cytology-in-girls-and-adolescents-to-reproductive-health-a-traditional-technique-monitoring-recent-problems
#17
Jaroslava Dušková, Barbara Goldová, Lenka Matiášková, Alena Beková, Jana Skřenková
OBJECTIVE: To study the contribution of hormonal cytology in contemporary disturbances of fertility. DESIGN: Over a 10-year period (2006-2015), 6,688 vaginal fornix cytologies of 2,350 patients were investigated. For a more detailed analysis, a 3-year period from 2013 to 2015 was chosen. Four hundred and fifty-two patients were investigated, many of them several times and for a period longer than the 3 years analyzed. RESULTS: The main disorders examined and treated via a gentle hormonal medication support and life style corrections by a pediatric gynecologist were: pubertas praecox - thelarche praecox and early menarche; dysfunctional juvenile metrorrhagia; central and peripheral endocrine disorders; eating disorders - anorexia mentalis and bulimia; obesity; excessive sport activities; autoimmune disorders, and others...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399518/validation-and-modification-of-the-masood-scoring-index-for-the-diagnosis-of-atypical-breast-lesions
#18
Shruti Semwal, Deepti Joshi, Akriti Khare, Garima Goel, Neelkamal Kapoor
INTRODUCTION: Cytological diagnosis of borderline breast lesions remains challenging, and interobserver variability exists in their interpretation. The Masood scoring index (MSI) has been proposed to help in the subgrouping of breast lesions using objective criteria. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the interobserver variability in the scoring of breast lesions according to MSI and to see the utility of a modified scheme for discriminating benign and atypical lesions...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380477/utility-of-the-paris-system-in-reporting-urine-cytology
#19
Kiran Malviya, Gwendolyn Fernandes, Leena Naik, Kanchan Kothari, Mona Agnihotri
OBJECTIVE: To find out the utility of The Paris System (TPS) in reporting urine cytology and to compare it with the reporting system currently used in our laboratory. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study was undertaken over a period of 1 year during which slides of all the urine specimens sent for cytological examination were retrieved from our laboratory filling system. They were blindly reviewed and reclassified according to TPS. Surgical follow-up was obtained from the uropathology services of our department...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343229/cytological-findings-of-ascitic-fluid-with-a-malignant-ovarian-steroid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Nobuaki Kosaka, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kaori Kiuchi, Shoko Ochiai, Tamiko Nagai, Hiromi Machida, Yasuo Imai, Ichio Fukasawa
BACKGROUND: Ovarian steroid cell tumors (SCTs) are rare and usually benign, although 25-43% are reportedly malignant. The cytologic findings of these rare ovarian tumors have almost never been reported. CASE: We report a rare case of a malignant ovarian SCT with peritoneal dissemination and malignant ascites in a 40-year-old woman. Her tumor was classified as stage IIB (pT2bNoM0) according to the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) classification system, and she was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy following staging laparotomy...
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