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diagnostic cytopathology

Viboon Boonsarngsuk, Siriwan Saengsri, Pitak Santanirand
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic tuberculous (TB) lymphadenitis is a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. Although endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) can obtain a sample from the affected lymph node, the diagnosis of TB lymphadenitis by cytopathology remains inaccurate. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of EBUS-TBNA rinse fluid TB polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the diagnosis of intrathoracic TB lymphadenitis. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 102 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA for diagnostic evaluation of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy...
October 21, 2016: Infectious Diseases
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
J-S Pyo, J H Sohn, G Kang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the cytological characteristics and the diagnostic usefulness of intraoperative cytology (IOC) for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). In addition, using decision tree analysis, effective features for accurate cytological diagnosis were sought. METHODS: We investigated cellularity, cytological features and diagnosis based on the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology in IOC of 240 conventional PTCs. The cytological features were evaluated in terms of nuclear score with nuclear features, and additional figures such as presence of swirling sheets, psammoma bodies, and multinucleated giant cells...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Gabriel Godinho Pinto, Jose Antonio T Poloni, Liane N Rotta, Raymund R Razonable, Alessandro C Pasqualotto
Urine cytology and qPCR in blood and urine are commonly used to screen renal transplant recipients for polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN). Few studies, however, have directly compared these two diagnostic tests, in terms of their performance to predict PVAN. This was a systematic review in which adult (≥ 18 years old) renal transplant recipients were studied. A structured Pubmed search was used to identify studies comparing urine cytology and/or qPCR in urine and plasma samples for detecting PVAN with renal biopsy as the gold standard for diagnosis...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Elliot A Krauss, Megan Mahon, Jean M Fede, Lanjing Zhang
CONTEXT: -Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies have been an important component in the preoperative evaluation of thyroid nodules. Until the introduction of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BSRTC) in 2008, individual institutions had developed their own diagnostic categories. The BSRTC proposed 6 categories in an attempt to standardize reporting of thyroid FNA. OBJECTIVE: -To present a 15-year experience of thyroid FNA at one institution, including data before and after introduction of the BSRTC...
October 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kazuya Matsumoto, Yohei Takeda, Takumi Onoyama, Soichiro Kawata, Hiroki Kurumi, Masaru Ueki, Norimasa Miura, Hajime Isomoto
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death and has the lowest survival rate of any solid cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA) is currently capable of providing a cytopathological diagnosis of pancreatic malignancies with a higher diagnostic power, with a sensitivity and specificity of 85%-89% and 98%-99%, compared to pancreatic juice cytology (PJC), whose sensitivity and specificity are only 33.3%-93% and 83.3%-100%. However, EUS-FNA is not effective in the cases of carcinoma in situ and minimally invasive carcinoma because both are undetectable by endoscopic ultrasonography, although PJC is able to detect them...
September 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Nguyen Vo, David W Cohen, Mary E Dillhoff, Ming Jin
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia is categorized by grade, size, and functional status. Neuroendocrine microadenoma (NEMA) is defined as a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) that measures less than 0.5 cm in diameter. Multiple NEMAs are termed neuroendocrine adenomatosis (NEMAtosis). The surgical pathology and clinical aspects of pancreatic NEMAtosis have been reported, but there has been no report regarding EUS-FNA cytology of NEMAtosis. We report a case of NEMAtosis with cytologic correlation and illustrate the diagnostic challenges and potential pitfalls...
September 27, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
B Evranos, S B Polat, H Baser, D Ozdemir, A Kilicarslan, A Yalcin, R Ersoy, B Cakir
BACKGROUND: A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most valuable diagnostic procedure for pre-operative discrimination of benign and malignant nodules. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology provides standardised reporting and cytomorphological criteria in aspiration smears. The aim of the present study was to determine malignancy rates in nodules with different cytology results and evaluate the diagnostic value of Bethesda for variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
September 25, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Rajwant Kaur, Suvradeep Mitra, Arvind Rajwanshi, Ashim Das, Uma Nahar Saikia, Pranab Dey
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a tumefactive fibro-inflammatory lesion that can affect any organ system in the body. Till date, no cytological data on IgG4-RD are available and this is the first study depicting the cytopathology features of IgG4-RD. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the cytopathological features and potential diagnostic errors of IgG4-RD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytological features of 10 histopathology proven IgG4-RD cases (11 samples) were retrospectively reviewed along with corresponding histopathology...
September 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Robert A Mitchell, Dylan Stanger, Constantin Shuster, Jennifer Telford, Eric Lam, Robert Enns
Background. There is a high incidence of inconclusive cytopathology at initial EUS-FNA (endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration) for suspected malignant pancreatic lesions. To obtain appropriate preoperative or palliative chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, definitive cytopathology is often required. The utility of repeat EUS-FNA is not well established. Methods. A retrospective cohort study was conducted evaluating the yield of repeat EUS-FNA in determining a cytological diagnosis in patients who had undergone a prior EUS-FNA for diagnosis of suspected malignant pancreatic lesions with inconclusive cytopathology...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Erika E Doxtader, Tarik M Elsheikh
BACKGROUND: Trichomonas vaginalis is a rare finding in urine cytology specimens, especially those from men; only 2 case reports have been described in the literature. The authors of the current report sought to determine the incidence and clinical significance of this finding in urine cytology in males. METHODS: The authors' cytopathology archives were queried for urine cytology specimens that contained Trichomonas over a 30-year period. Clinical information from men with Trichomonas-positive urines was reviewed retrospectively...
September 16, 2016: Cancer Cytopathology
Pembegul Gunes, Sule Canberk, Mine Onenerk, Murat Erkan, Nilufer Gursan, Emine Kilinc, Gamze Zeynep Kilicoglu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the malignancy rate in the non-diagnostic (ND) category of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BSRTC) based on a different approach in relation to histopathology diagnoses. STUDY DESIGN: All ND fine needle aspirations (FNAs) that were performed under ultrasound guidance by an interventional radiologist with rapid on-site evaluation were included in the study. Slides were reevaluated to identify the cause of inadequacy as "qualitative" or "quantitative...
2016: PloS One
Martina Rossi, Sabrina Lupo, Roberta Rossi, Paola Franceschetti, Giorgio Trasforini, Stefania Bruni, Federico Tagliati, Mattia Buratto, Giovanni Lanza, Luca Damiani, Ettore Degli Uberti, Maria Chiara Zatelli
Indeterminate thyroid nodules include heterogeneous lesions that could benefit from a differential management. Our aim is to better define the management of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology class III and IV nodules, by identifying cytological subcategories among Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology class III associated with different clinical risk, by means of ultrasound, repeated FNAB, and BRAFV600E molecular analysis. We also evaluated the outcome of nodules not operated, over a 5-year follow-up...
September 13, 2016: Endocrine
You-Bin Lee, Yoon Young Cho, Ju Young Jang, Tae Hyuk Kim, Hye Won Jang, Jae Hoon Chung, Young Lyun Oh, Sun Wook Kim
BACKGROUND: Most studies validating the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology (TBSRTC) have been conducted in Western countries. We explored the current status of TBSRTC in an area where most thyroid malignancies are papillary carcinomas. METHODS: Fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) of thyroid nodules performed in 2013 were retrospectively analyzed and the results were compared to final pathology on resection. RESULTS: Of 1947 FNAs, 1925 (98...
September 12, 2016: Head & Neck
Hilmi Bozkurt, Oktay İrkörücü, Mehmet Aziret, Enver Reyhan, Mehmet Kemal Okuyan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered problems in clinical practice. For patients who have a thyroid nodule, the fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most important test, as it is the most reliable diagnostic method for distinguishing between benign thyroid nodules and cancerous nodules. FNAB is able to be performed either via an ultrasound (USG) or alone and is the first choice when it comes to diagnosing thyroid nodules, given that it is cheap, safe and provides accurate results...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Michael H Roh, Andrew G Shuman
Cytopathology is a subspecialty of pathology in which pathologists frequently interact directly with patients. Often this interaction is in the context of fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures performed at the bedside by the cytopathologist or by another clinician with the cytopathologist present. Patient requests for preliminary results in such settings raise fundamental questions about professional scope of practice and communication of uncertainty that apply not merely to pathologists but to all clinicians...
2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
Asma Navasakulpong, Manon Auger, Anne V Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported a high diagnostic yield of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. We sought to review the yield of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis at our institution over time, and examine factors that may influence this yield. METHODS: Patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA for suspected sarcoidosis between December 2008 and November 2011 were identified. EBUS was performed without rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of samples...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Mine Şencan Eren, Özhan Özdoğan, Arzu Gedik, Mehmet Ceylan, Merih Güray Durak, Mustafa Seçil, Mehmet Ali Koçdor, Abdurrahman Çömlekçi, Hatice Durak
BACKGROUND/AIM: To determine the prevalence of malignancy in thyroid incidentalomas (TIs) detected by fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 18F-FDG PET/CT images were evaluated prospectively for the presence of thyroid uptake. The patients with a TI were evaluated by an endocrinologist according to the predefined diagnostic algorithm. The final diagnosis was obtained clinically and/or by pathology...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Maoxin Wu, YoonSun Choi, Zesong Zhang, Quisheng Si, Fadi Salem, Arnold Szporn, David Zhang, David Burstein, Marita Teng, Brett A Miles, Eric Genden
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of thyroid are examined and reported by cytopathologists based usually on The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BTC) regardless of the procedure's performers. This study is designed to determine whether there is any performer-dependent difference. METHODS: Six hundred and fifty-one thyroid US-FNAs in correlation with surgical follow-up (SFU) were studied. The statistical analysis was performed using the surgical pathology diagnosis as the gold standard...
October 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Justin A Bishop, Christopher A French, Syed Z Ali
BACKGROUND: NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is an increasingly recognized neoplasm defined by rearrangements of the nuclear protein in testis (NUT) gene (also known as NUTM1). NMC is important to diagnose for prognostic and diagnostic reasons, but to date, only a small case series and rare case reports of the cytopathologic features of NMC have been published. METHODS: All NMC specimens (confirmed by molecular testing and/or NUT immunoreactivity) with cytopathologic material available were identified at 2 academic centers...
July 11, 2016: Cancer Cytopathology
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