David C. Wilbur, MD, FCAP
Michael R. Henry, MD, FCAP
This image-rich guide extensively covers the principles of gynecologic cytopathology and takes a thorough look at practical matters such as evaluation of patients and their specimens as well as criteria to determine specimen adequacy. Comprehensive reviews of the morphology of the vast majority of entities both benign and malignant that are routinely identified in Pap tests are presented.
In the wake of CLIA-mandated individual proficiency testing, the CAP Cytopathology Committee envisioned this manual to cover both fundamental and advanced gynecologic cytology practice and to assist practitioners in their daily work as well as to “brush-up” prior to a proficiency test. To ensure that this is a complete resource, background material relevant to the understanding of basic cervical carcinogenesis and principles relevant to the management of the cytology laboratory are included. A review of CAP programs in gynecologic cytology rounds out the volume.
Contents (PDF, 27 K)
- Approach to the slide and normal morphology
- Specimen adequacy
- Human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine
- Benign changes and mimics of malignant and premalignant lesions
- Squamous and glandular epithelial abnormalities
- Look-alikes and morphologic spectrums of change
- Anal cytology
- Management of women with abnormal Pap tests
- Quality improvement and personnel management in the cytopathology lab
- Billing and coding issues
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)
Softcover; 270 pages; 700+ photomicrographs, figures, and tables; 2008
This book will be a welcome addition to my library, and I suspect that it will find its way next to my microscope for quick curbside consultations on those difficult gray areas in the morphologic spectrum that we all encounter in our daily practice.
Chris S. Jensen, MD, FCAP
Director of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City