This atlas is an invaluable aid for pathologists and trainees who have worked with conventional smear cytology but need to familiarize themselves with the appearance seen in liquid-based cytology, which has largely replaced conventional smears for cervical screening. It includes state of the art information on normal Pap smears, normal glandular constituents, smear patterns, and inflammation, reactive changes, and repair; it also covers pathological changes, such as typical and atypical squamous cell abnormalities, high-grade intraepithelial lesions, and glandular cell abnormalities. It will be a useful guide for practitioners who need a quick reference on cytological specimens.
Table of Contents
The Normal Pap Smear. Normal Glandular Constituents. Smear Patterns. Inflammation, Reactive Changes and Repair. Squamous Cell Abnormalities: Atypical Squamous Cells. Squamous Cell Abnormalities: High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions. Glandular Cell Abnormalities.
'Throughout the book each cell type is illustrated using the different techniques, and this is unique to this text and a real bonus ... I would recommend this atlas for any cytology laboratory; it will complement any of the major textbooks and is well worth purchasing.' - S. Carbone, Cytoletter, March 2005
'This is an excellent, well-structured atlas which is very useful at a time when cytology techniques have changed. This atlas is very up-to-date with excellent illustrations and well-ordered content.' - Highly Commended, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Category, 2005 BMA Medical Book Competition