Jan
23
Tue
January Cyto-econference 2018
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration: Challenges & Pitfalls

Sara E. Monaco, MD

Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)  is an important procedure for evaluating mediastinal masses and lymphadenopathy given its minimally invasive nature and ability to spare patients from having more invasive procedures (e.g. EBUS-TBNA for lung cancer staging in lieu of mediastinoscopy).  The on-site evaluation of these FNAs is essential in order to answer an important question (ex. neoplastic vs. non-neoplastic) and to decide if a more invasive procedure is required.  Due to the importance of the clinical decisions and the need to have rapid answers based on limited material, it is essential for pathologists to understand how far they can go in their immediate assessment and how the diagnosis rendered will impact the surgical decision making. This webinar will emphasize the diagnostic challenges and pitfalls in a case-based approach

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Feb
27
Tue
February Cyto-econference 2018
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Practical Approach to Cervical Squamous and Glandular Lesions

Krisztina Z. Hanley, MD

Assistant Professor Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

In 2012, the American Cancer  Society and its partner organizations updated the screening and management guidelines for women with abnormal cervicovaginal cytology.  Recently consensus recommendations from the Lower Anogential Squamous Terminology  (LAST) project were published to improve accuracy of histologic diagnosis and to provide optimal patient care in a setting of HPV-related squamous lesions of the lower anogential tract. This webinar will review the new screening recommendations and management guidelines for women with abnormal cytology. Changes from the 2006 guidelines will be highlighted by case-based presentations.  Emphasis will be on risk of disease progression in different age groups and clinical significance of HPV test results on patient management.  The second part of the course will review the LAST  terminology. Representative cytology (Pap smears) and corresponding histologic samples from the same cases will illustrate the different diagnostic categories.  A special emphasis will be given on when and how to select biomarkers to improve accuracy and reproducibility of histologic diagnosis in cervical squamous lesions and selected glandular lesions.

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Mar
27
Tue
March Cyto-econference 2018
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pancreaticobiliary Cytology—Problem  Cases

Judy Pang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

EUS-FNAs of pancreatic masses and bile duct brushings are effective modalities in the diagnostic workup of patients with suspected neoplasms. Nonetheless, diagnostically challenging cases are occasionally encountered.  How do we as pathologists communicate our level of concern for neoplasm in our reports when we cannot render a  definitive cytologic diagnosis and how will this affect the patient’s clinical management?  What adjunct testing modalities are available to reconcile indeterminate cytologic interpretations? This webinar will emphasize what pathologists need to include in a report if an indeterminate diagnosis (atypical/suspicious)  is rendered and what the possible clinical implications of that report could be.

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