This book will be of importance in breast cancer diagnosis where cytology has become a mandatory procedure in the large number of cases where doubt remains. The book aims to provide the reader with up-to-date information on the techniques of breast cytologic sampling and interpretation. The text is accompanied by colour and black and white illustrations and includes practical procedures and pathological findings.
Table of Contents
Historical introduction; role of physical examination; instruments and techniques; how to treat aspiratd material; cytologic criteria of malignancy and correlation to histolic type; fine needle aspiration of solid masses; cyst fluid, cytological examination and breast cancer diagnosis; nipple discharge, cytologic examination and breast cancer diagnosis; stereotaxic aspiration cytology of non-palpable lesions; ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology; oestrogen receptor content determination on fine needle aspirates; side effects and complicated aspiration; hazards of fine needle aspiration.