Diagnostic Challenges In Fine Needle Aspiration And Exfoliative Cytology
Jan F. Silverman, MD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Tarik M. Elsheikh, MD
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
Department of Anatomic Pathology – Cleveland, OH, USA
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Australian Society of Cytology Inc
45th Annual Scientific and Business Meeting
Brisbane 16-19 October 2015.
2015 Tutorial – Brisbane
20-21 October 2015.
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Reporting of Pancreaticobiliary Cytology: A Quest for Standardization
October 27, 2015
Martha Bishop Pitman, MD
Director of Cytopathology, Associate Professor of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreaticobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, techniques of EUS-FNA, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and post-biopsy treatment and management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings over an 18-month period, and synthesis of online comments of the draft document on the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology web site [www.papsociety.org]. This webinar selectively presents the results of these discussions and focuses on a proposed standardized terminology scheme for pancreaticobiliary specimens that correlate cytological diagnosis with biological behavior and increasingly conservative patient management of surveillance only. The proposed terminology scheme recommends a six-tiered system: Non-diagnostic, Negative, Atypical, Neoplastic [Benign or Other], Suspicious and Positive. Unique to this scheme is the “Neoplastic” category separated into “benign” (serous cystadenoma) or “Other” (premalignant mucinous cysts, neuroendocrine tumors and solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms). The positive or malignant category is reserved for high-grade, aggressive malignancies including ductal adenocarcinoma, acinar cell carcinoma, poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas, pancreatoblastoma, lymphoma and metastases. Interpretation categories do not have to be used. Some pathology laboratory information systems require an interpretation category, which places the cytological diagnosis into a general category. This proposed scheme provides terminology that standardizes the category of the various diseases of the pancreas, some of which are difficult to diagnose specifically by cytology. In addition, this terminology scheme attempts to provide maximum flexibility for patient management, which has become increasingly conservative for some neoplasms.
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ASCP 2015 is an exciting, multi-day event for education and collegial exchange among the entire laboratory team. The foundation of the meeting is robust educational programming offering new and distilled information balanced with core knowledge to encourage the rapid translation of scientific research into the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. Meeting participants will experience the Society’s value as a collaborative policy builder, influential thought leader and promoter of safe and effective patient care throughout the world.
The Scientific Program Committee would like to see you at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Chicago, Illinois.
The American Society of Cytopathology presents an Annual Scientific Meeting consisting of Scientific Sessions, Microscopic and Non-microscopic Workshops, Focus on Diagnostic Cytomorphology Sessions, Diagnostic Cytology Seminar, Strategies in Cytology Education Sessions, Poster and Platform Presentations, Panel Luncheon Seminars, Video Microscopy Tutorials, Roundtable Discussions, Sign-out with the Professor Sessions, Molecular Musical Roundtables, Presidents’ Rounds, Thyroid Ultrasound FNA Courses, and Technical Exhibits.
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