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Cancer Cytopathology

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25 October 2003

Volume 99, Issue 5

Pages 259–322

Currently known as: Cancer Cytopathology

  1. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Book Review
    5. Correspondence
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      Programmatic assessments of the clinical effectiveness of gynecologic liquid-based cytology : The ayes have it (pages 259–262)

      Terence J. Colgan

      Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11672

      In the current issue of Cancer Cytopathology, the article by Klinkhamer et al. adds to a growing number of clinical epidemiologic analyses that have found liquid-based cytology to be clinically effective.

      See also pages 263–71.

  2. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Book Review
    5. Correspondence
    1. Gynecologic Cytopathology

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      Liquid-based cervical cytology : A review of the literature with methods of evidence-based medicine (pages 263–271)

      Paul J. J. M. Klinkhamer, Willem J. Meerding, Peter F. W. M. Rosier and Antonius G. J. M. Hanselaar

      Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11673

      All literature on the AutoCytePrep (Tripath Imaging, Burlington, NC) method and the ThinPrep (Cytyc, Boxborough, MA) method up to May 2000 was evaluated using evidence-based methods. To date, there is insufficient evidence that the AutoCytePrep system contributes to a higher detection rate of cervical abnormalities, whereas the ThinPrep system may have greater sensitivity and almost unchanged specificity for the thresholds of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions.

      See editorial on pages 259–62.

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      The significance of the Papanicolaou smear diagnosis of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (pages 272–276)

      Selim M. Nasser, Edmund S. Cibas, Christopher P. Crum and William C. Faquin

      Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11721

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      Women with a Papanicolaou smear diagnosis of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) are more likely to harbor a high-grade lesion than those diagnosed with LSIL alone. Its use appears warranted and women with this diagnosis merit appropriate clinical follow-up to exclude HSIL.

    3. Fine-Needle Aspiration

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      Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the central nervous system performed freehand under computed tomography guidance without stereotactic instrumentation : A series of 130 consecutive patients (pages 277–284)

      Rania M. Seliem, Margaret W. Assaad, Steve J. Gorombey, Luis A. Moral, J. Robert Kirkwood and Christopher N. Otis

      Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11720

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      A cytologic diagnosis was rendered in 97 of 130 consecutive fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the central nervous system (CNS) performed freehand under computed tomography guidance with zero morbidity and mortality. This technique may be preferred over larger bore, stereotactic-guided biopsies as the initial morphologic evaluation of mass lesions in the CNS.

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      Yield of endoscopic ultrasound–guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in patients with suspected pancreatic carcinoma : Emphasis on atypical, suspicious, and false-negative aspirates (pages 285–292)

      Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, Darshana Jhala, David C. Chhieng, Victor K. Chen, Isam Eltoum, Selwyn Vickers, C. Mel Wilcox and Nirag Jhala

      Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11643

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      The authors reported their experience with endoscopic ultrasound–guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (EUS-FNABs) of the pancreas. The sensitivity and specificity of this procedure were 95% and 100%, respectively. All suspicious and atypical aspirates except one were subsequently confirmed to be malignant. The authors concluded that EUS-FNAB is a safe and accurate procedure for the evaluation of solid pancreatic masses. Patients with suspicious and atypical EUS-FNAB aspirates deserve further clinical evaluation.

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      Cytomorphologic spectrum of small lymphocytic lymphoma in patients with an accelerated clinical course : A study of 59 patients (pages 293–300)

      Hyung Ju C. Shin, Nancy P. Caraway and Ruth L. Katz

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11441

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      Aspirates from patients who had signs and symptoms clinically suspicious for small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) in accelerated phase (SLL-AP) or SLL in transformation demonstrated a spectrum of cytomorphologic features, including increased numbers of intermediate-to-large lymphoid cells, mitotic figures, and apoptotic bodies and a necrotic/myxoid background. The results showed that the Ki-67 labeling index, as evaluated in immunohistochemical studies, is a valuable diagnostic adjunct to fine-needle aspiration for recognizing a subset of patients with SLL-AP or SLL in transformation who may require more aggressive therapy.

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      Cytologic findings of marginal zone lymphoma : A study of 14 specimens (pages 301–309)

      John P. Crapanzano and Oscar Lin

      Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11509

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      Marginal zone B-cell lymphomas are characterized by a heterogeneous lymphoid population that can be difficult to distinguish from reactive processes in cytology specimens. The authors describe the cytologic findings in 14 specimens from 11 patients.

    7. Molecular Diagnostics

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      HER-2/neu amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization in cytologic samples from distant metastatic sites of breast carcinoma (pages 310–315)

      Cecilia Bozzetti, Nicola Personeni, Rita Nizzoli, Annamaria Guazzi, Marcella Flora, Cristina Bassano, Francesca Negri, Eugenia Martella, Nadia Naldi, Vittorio Franciosi and Stefano Cascinu

      Version of Record online: 9 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11731

      HER-2/neu gene amplification, evaluated by fluorescence in situ hybridization on cytologic samples obtained from distant metastatic lesions of breast carcinoma, allows for an update of HER-2/neu characterization through a safe and easier procedure than biopsy.

  3. Book Review

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Book Review
    5. Correspondence
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      Cytopathology review guide (page 316)

      William J. Frable

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11555

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      Practical urologic cytopathology (page 317)

      William J. Frable

      Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11556

  4. Correspondence

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    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Book Review
    5. Correspondence
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      Author reply (pages 319–320)

      Nicholas J. Sarlis, Loukas Gourgiotis and Armando C. Filie

      Version of Record online: 9 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11724

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      Stability of archived liquid-based cytologic specimens (pages 320–322)

      Philip E. Castle, Allan Hildesheim, Mark Schiffman, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Allison Cullen, Rolando Herrero, M. Concepcion Bratti and Enrique Freer

      Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11723

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