Cervical Cytology: Conventional and Liquid-Based: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Cervical Cytology: Conventional and Liquid-Based

1st Edition

By Cliffe Adams, Edit Titmuss

CRC Press

138 pages

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Paperback: 9781853156540
pub: 2007-04-20

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Cervical screening is one of the best defences against cervical cancer. To enhance detection rates of nuclear abnormalities and to further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, laboratories in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are converting to liquid-based cytology.

As liquid-based cytology is rolled out nationally, all laboratory staff reporting cervical screening tests will need to undergo retraining. Cervical Cytology aims to support this retraining by developing practical skills and advancing understanding of the techniques.

This book describes and illustrates conventional and liquid-based cytology and emphasizes the differences between the two. Over 250 colour micrograph images and clear lists of key features are presented to aid learning, and make this book an ideal bench-top reference.

Cervical Cytology will be of value to biomedical scientists, cytoscreeners, cytopathologists, training officers, students and medics and all professionals involved in cervical screening, to update their knowledge and practical skills in this increasingly important subject.

This invaluable book aims to assist with this retraining emphasizing where necessary the differences between liquid based and cervical cytology, exploring both techniques.


I recommend it for all of those involved in the interpretation of liquid-based and conventional cervical cytology.
Martin P Hill Consulting

As a cytopathologist, I found this book relatively comprehensive, yet concise, making it a useful addition to the cytopathologist's and cytotechnologist's desktop.
Doody's Book Review Service, Harris S. Goodman, M.D.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Methods of obtaining cervical cytology samples
3. Anatomy
4. Cell structure
5. Cytology of the cervix
6. Other constituents of cervical samples
7. Adequacy of cervical smears
8. Physiological changes
9. Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
10. Flora and fauna
11. Benign glandular lesions
12. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
13. Malignancy
14. Iatrogenic changes
15. Artefacts and contaminants
16. Alternative screening methods for cervical cancer

About the Authors

Edit Titmuss
AIBMS, Diploma of Honour in Laboratory Sciences (Hungary), State registered nurse (Hungary), Barts and The London NHS Trust (retired)

Cliffe Adams
BSc (Hons) FIMLS DMLM ASD in Cervical Cytology, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics