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cytopathology

(ˌsaɪtəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
n
a branch of pathology that examines individual cells in order to diagnose disease
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cytopathology

Medicine. the branch of pathology that studies the effects of disease on the cellular level. — cytopathologist, n.cytopathologic, cytopathological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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citopatologija
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Cytopathologist was present in the room and confirmed the adequacy of the sample.
prethyroid muscles); spiculated or microlobulated margins; microcalcifications; taller-than-wide shape; evidence of extrathyroidal growth or pathologic adenopathy." When a FNA was obtained, the report for the cytopathologist included the US risk categorization of the nodule.
Namely, the percentage of positivity in vesicles was much higher than that of pustules.11 Clinicians can easily obtain experience in using the Tzanck smear effectively in office practice with the help of supplemental screening by a cytopathologist or cytotechnologist.
The aim was to improve sensitivity, because it permits the use of a monolayer of cells to facilitate the diagnosis by the cytopathologist, with better cellular preservation and the possibility to carry out molecular biology testing, making possible, for example, HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis DNA detection (4,8-12).
To avoid such unnecessary, costly and invasive surgeries, a sample from the suspicious nodule is gathered by fine needle aspiration and analysed by a cytopathologist. Still, about 20% of such analyses remain inconclusive as the benign or malignant status cannot be determined.
There is no need for laboratory and cytopathologist. Trained nurses and paramedics even in small cities and towns can do it if they have been trained in this technique.
The presence of eosinophils, neutrophils, palisading histiocytes, giant cells, and atypical granular dirty background in an aspirate from a subcutaneous nodule should alert the cytopathologist of a parasitic infestation.
All fine needle aspiration cytologies (FNACs) were performed by the same person, and specimens were analysed by the same cytopathologist. Patients whose FNAC results were inconclusive were re-assessed with open biopsy.
Although it is too early to predict whether larger studies will concur with their findings, the additional data from the Cell-CT could provide new parameters for the cytopathologist. Nelson makes a bolder statement: "With the combination of absorption imaging to provide diagnostic significance with fluorescent molecular markers to provide personalized disease characterization, I can see that we are about to embark on a new paradigm in microscopy that is similar to the advent of x-ray CT over 40 years ago," he says.
Yang, a leading cytopathologist, who has assessed more than 10,000 ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations of the thyroid, describes the cases of 350 patients with thyroid lesions.
Method B: Onsite cytopathologist fixation of lung biopsy samples;
Ectopic menigiomas are not easily aspirated due to their cohesive nature and pose a diagnostic challenge to the cytopathologist. They are cohesive tumours which are not aspirated easily unless they erode skull [6].