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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217980/reproducibility-of-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-category-using-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytology-when-reviewing-slides-from-different-institutions-a-study-of-interobserver-variability-among
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Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, Carrie B Marshall, Guliz Akdas Barkan, Mohiedean Ghofrani, Alice Laser, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Charles David Sturgis, Rhona Souers, Daniel F I Kurtycz
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) offers a six-tiered diagnostic scheme for thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA): Benign, Atypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance (AUS/FLUS), suspicious for follicular neoplasm, suspicious for malignancy, malignant, and unsatisfactory with an aim to standardize diagnostic criteria. Reported rate of AUS/FLUS category in the literature has varied from 3% to 20.5%. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess interobserver variability among cytopathologists to assess reproducibility of the AUS/FLUS category...
February 20, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207201/diagnostic-yield-of-cytopathology-in-evaluating-pericardial-effusions-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-419-specimens
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Jad Saab, Rana S Hoda, Navneet Narula, Syed A Hoda, Brian E Geraghty, Abu Nasar, Susan A Alperstein, Jeffrey L Port, Tamar Giorgadze
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusions can cause considerable morbidity and potentially may lead to mortality. Malignant pericardial effusions are uncommon, and data on malignancies encountered in pericardial effusion cytology specimens are limited. METHODS: Relevant records of all pericardial effusions from January 2008 to September 2014 were examined and compared with pericardial biopsy results when performed. Discrepant cases were reviewed to determine the cause of the disagreement...
February 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195650/cell-tube-block-a-new-technique-to-produce-cell-blocks-from-fluid-cytology-samples
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Ricardo Marcos, Marta Santos, Carla Marrinhas, Mario Caniatti
BACKGROUND: Cell blocks are widely used in human cytopathology. Several techniques have been proposed to convert fluid specimens into solid material, which after embedding in paraffin can be used for histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, or molecular testing. In contrast, only in the last few years, have cell blocks begun to be used in the veterinary field. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to present the production and features of cell tube blocks (CTB) with veterinary liquid samples...
February 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192631/thyroid-cytology-nuclear-versus-architectural-atypia-within-the-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-bethesda-category-have-significantly-different-rates-of-malignancy
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Tiffany Rui Xuan Gan, Min En Nga, Jeffrey Huey Yew Lum, Wendy Meihua Wong, Wee Boon Tan, Rajeev Parameswaran, Kee Yuan Ngiam
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology is the most widely used classification system for the reporting of thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) specimens. However, the "atypical" category ("atypia of undetermined significance" [AUS] or "follicular lesion of undetermined significance" [FLUS]) continues to cause diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. The objectives of this study were to describe the differential malignancy rates of FNACs diagnosed as AUS/FLUS based on nuclear or architectural atypia and to assess the significance of demographic and ultrasonographic features in predicting malignancy in this category...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185442/the-role-of-ancillary-tests-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-negative-and-non-diagnostic-pancreatic-cyst-aspirates
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Suzanne M Selvaggi
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions has its limitations as the cytology is often paucicellular to acellular. This study reports on the value of ancillary tests, amylase and carcinoembryonic, in the evaluation and management of patients with negative and non-diagnostic pancreatic cysts. METHODS: From January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015, the Cytopathology Laboratory processed 119 pancreatic cyst aspirates of which 51(43%) were negative and 52(44%) were non-diagnostic and form the basis of this study...
February 10, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182080/cytopathology-practice-in-kumasi-a-2-year-retrospective-audit
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Babatunde M Duduyemi, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Kwabena O Danquah, Derick Na Osakunor
AIM: Surgical pathology service is generally unavailable in most developing countries and comes with challenges. Cytopathology is a reliable, inexpensive adjunct to surgical histopathology. We present a retrospective review of the various cytopathology cases received at the department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 836 cytopathology cases from January 2010 to December 2011 at the Department of Pathology of our hospital was conducted. All cytopathology reports and records from the department were retrieved and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 16 for windows...
January 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160441/unusual-findings-in-thyroid-cytology-and-histology
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Alireza Najafian, Stacie Kahan, Martha A Zeiger, Matthew T Olson
INTRODUCTION: Although cytology and histopathology of thyroid lesions generally fall into common, well-defined categories, there are uncommon cases with unusual fine needle aspiration (FNA) findings or histology. Herein, we review the prevalence and characteristics of rare thyroid cytology and histopathology findings at a tertiary hospital. METHODS: Institutional data from >31,000 patients with a thyroid pathology from 1995 to 2013 were queried. Both cytology and histology were available in 6,693 patients...
March 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144094/evaluation-of-thyroid-lesions-by-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-based-on-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-classification-among-the-population-of-south-bihar
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Richa Bhartiya, Mahasweta Mallik, Nawanita Kumari, Brijendra Narayan Prasad
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the thyroid gland has proven to be an important and widely accepted, cost-effective, simple, safe, and accurate method triaging patients with thyroid nodules. Awareness and understanding of wide spectrum thyroid disorders are of great value because most lesions are treatable by medical or surgical management. AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the accuracy of FNA cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of thyroid lesion using the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology nomenclature (BSRTC) and to correlate these with histopathological findings...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140518/metabonomics-by-proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-in-human-pleural-effusions-a-route-to-discriminate-between-benign-and-malignant-pleural-effusions-and-to-target-small-molecules-as-potential-cancer-biomarkers
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Lucio Zennaro, Paola Vanzani, Lorenzo Nicolè, Rocco Cappellesso, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Cytopathology is a noninvasive and cost-effective method for detecting cancer cells in pleural effusions (PEs), although in many cases, the diagnostic performance is hindered by the paucity of significant cells or the lack of clear morphological criteria. This study presents the results of an omics approach to improving the diagnostic performance of PE cytology. METHODS: Metabolic profiling with proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1) H-NMR) was performed for 92 PEs (44 malignant cases of 8 different cancers and 48 benign cases of 7 nonneoplastic conditions)...
January 31, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130940/false-positive-cytopathology-results-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-trap-for-thyroid-surgeons
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Keun Ik Yi, Sangjeong Ahn, Do Youn Park, Jin-Choon Lee, Byung-Joo Lee, Soo-Geun Wang, Wonjae Cha
OBJECTIVES: Current preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules remains imperfect despite recent advances in cytopathology and molecular diagnostics. False-positivity in preoperative fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may lead to overtreatment of patients, including total thyroidectomy, and sometimes to lawsuits for misdiagnosis and malpractice. In this study, we analyzed clinical characteristics and pathologic findings in patients with false-positivity for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in FNAC...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117516/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-cytopathological-review-of-15-cases
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Rema Rao, Syed A Hoda, Alan Marcus, Rana S Hoda
The incidence of metastatic carcinoma to the meninges ("meningeal carcinomatosis" [MC]) is increasing due to longer survival of patients and improved imaging techniques. Currently, MC is best diagnosed by cytopathological evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Breast primaries are the commonest cause of MC; although cytopathological features thereof have not been, as yet, fully characterized. In this study of meningeal mammary carcinomatosis, relevant clinicopathological data and archived cytopathological preparations of all "suspicious" and "positive" CSF specimens (1992-2015), from patients with a history of breast carcinoma, were retrieved and reviewed...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079803/high-resolution-endoscopic-ultrasound-imaging-and-the-number-of-needle-passages-are-significant-factors-predicting-high-yield-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-pancreatic-solid-masses-without-an-on-site-cytopathologist
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Seok Hoo Jeong, Hyun Hwa Yoon, Eui Joo Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Yeon Suk Kim, Jae Hee Cho
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the accurate diagnostic method for pancreatic masses and its accuracy is affected by various FNA methods and EUS equipment. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the instrumental and methodologic factors for determining the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA for pancreatic solid masses without an on-site cytopathology evaluation.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 260 patients (265 pancreatic solid masses) who underwent EUS-FNA. We compared historical conventional EUS groups with high-resolution imaging devices and finally analyzed various factors affecting EUS-FNA accuracy...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071987/a-computer-aided-diagnosis-system-using-artificial-intelligence-for-the-diagnosis-and-characterization-of-thyroid-nodules-on-ultrasound-initial-clinical-assessment
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Young Jun Choi, Jung Hwan Baek, Hye Sun Park, Woo Hyun Shim, Tae Yong Kim, YoungKee Shong, Jeong Hyun Lee
Background We describe an initial clinical assessment of a new, commercially available, computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system using artificial intelligence (AI) for thyroid ultrasound, and evaluate its performance in the diagnosis of malignant thyroid nodules and categorization of nodule characteristics. Methods This prospective study protocol was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board. Patients with thyroid nodules with decisive diagnosis, whether benign or malignant on the basis of cytopathologic or US results, were consecutively enrolled from November 2015 to February 2016...
January 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051368/diagnostic-pediatric-cytopathology-and-histopathologic-correlation
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Lauren Parsons
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050379/pulmonary-hamartoma-mimicking-malignancy-a-cytopathological-diagnosis
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Manjari Kishore, Prajwala Gupta, Preeti, Desh Deepak
Pulmonary Hamartomas (PH) are benign tumour-like lesions of lung with an uncommon occurrence and pose a diagnostic challenge on chest radiograph. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) can lead to a definitive diagnosis as well as distinguishes these from malignant lung mass. Most of the patients are asymptomatic and incidentally detected on routine chest radiographs. We report a case of pulmonary hamartoma where the patient was symptomatic and a possibility of malignant neoplasm was considered until the FNAC concluded the diagnosis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025154/increasing-number-of-passes-beyond-4-does-not-increase-sensitivity-of-detection-of-pancreatic-malignancy-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Mehdi Mohamadnejad, Daniel Mullady, Dayna S Early, Brian Collins, Carrie Marshall, Sharon Sams, Roy Yen, Mona Rizeq, Maria Romanas, Samia Nawaz, Ozlem Ulusarac, Thomas Hollander, Robert H Wilson, Violette C Simon, Vladimir Kushnir, Stuart K Amateau, Brian C Brauer, Srinivas Gaddam, Riad R Azar, Srinadh Komanduri, Raj Shah, Ananya Das, Steven Edmundowicz, V Raman Muthusamy, Amit Rastogi, Sachin Wani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is not clear exactly how many passes are required to determine whether pancreatic masses are malignant using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). We aimed to define the per-pass diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA for establishing the malignancy of a pancreatic mass, and identify factors associated with detection of malignancies. METHODS: In a prospective study, 239 patients with solid pancreatic masses were randomly assigned to groups that underwent EUS-FNA, with the number of passes determined by an on-site cytopathology evaluation or set at 7 passes, at 3 tertiary referral centers...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974679/kras-mutation-analysis-of-washing-fluid-from-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-improves-cytologic-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Joo Kyung Park, Yoon Jung Lee, Jong Kyun Lee, Kyu Taek Lee, Yoon-La Choi, Kwang Hyuck Lee
EUS-FNA becomes one of the most important diagnostic modalities for PDACs. However, acquired tissue specimens were sometimes insufficient to make a definite cytological diagnosis. On the other hand, KRAS mutation is the most frequently acquired genetic alteration found more than 90% of PDACs. To investigate the way to improve diagnostic accuracy for PDACs using both cytological examination and KRAS mutation analysis would be a great help. Therefore, the aims of this study were to evaluate usefulness of conventional cytological examination combined with KRAS mutation analysis with modified PCR technology to improve the sensitivity and the accuracy...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930538/binocular-indirect-ophthalmo-microscope-assistant-gas-perfused-pars-plana-vitrectomy-a-novel-technique-for-vitreous-sample-acquisition
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Luyi Zhang, Xiaoli Yang, Qingqing Zheng, Miaoqin Wu
The vitreous sample has been used for the diagnosis of uveitis and intraocular malignancy for decades. The sample volume is usually limited to 1 mL with current techniques. In the present study, a novel technique for higher amount of vitreous sample acquisition, that is, Binocular Indirect Ophthalmo Microscope-assistant gas-perfused pars plana vitrectomy (BAG-PPV) was invented.For diagnostic purpose, BAG-PPV with 23-ga vitrectomy system was performed on a 54-year-old Chinese male with the symptom of bilateral atypical uveitis...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918649/big-data-from-small-samples-informatics-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-cytopathology
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Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Somak Roy, Sara E Monaco, Mark J Routbort, Liron Pantanowitz
The rapid adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical molecular laboratories has redefined the practice of cytopathology. Instead of simply being used as a diagnostic tool, cytopathology has evolved into a practice providing important genomic information that guides clinical management. The recent emphasis on maximizing limited-volume cytology samples for ancillary molecular studies, including NGS, requires cytopathologists not only to be more involved in specimen collection and processing techniques but also to be aware of downstream testing and informatics issues...
December 5, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902883/metastatic-carotid-body-paraganglioma-of-lungs-and-lymph-nodes-unsuspected-diagnosis-on-ebus-tbna
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Kalpana Kumari, Deepali Jain, Rohit Kumar, Anant Mohan, Rakesh Kumar
Paragangliomas are tumors that originate from the extra-adrenal chromaffin and nonchromaffin cells of neural crest origin. Lymph node metastases are common, while distant metastases to lung, liver, and bone are rare events and usually occur in the presence of a long standing clinically evident primary tumor. Primary diagnosis of paraganglioma at a metastatic site without a known primary is a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of an adult woman with incidentally detected metastasis to bilateral lungs from an occult carotid body paraganglioma, which presented a cytopathological diagnostic dilemma on EBUS-TBNA from paratracheal lymph nodes...
November 30, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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