This is a major revision of the leading textbook of FNA cytology. Both text and illustrations provide a systematic and logical approach to the acquisition, interpretation and diagnosis of Fine Needle Aspirate biopsy specimens. "Orell's FNA Cytology" will assist in establishing diagnostic criteria and results in the examination of benign and malignant condition in all body systems where the technique is currently applied. The information is always presented in a clinical context: it details the role of FNA and other ancillary techniques in the investigative sequence (the cytological findings are always set in the context of the patient's clinical history, physical exam and other laboratory tests). It gives practical, technical advice on how to obtain good smears and alerts the reader as to possible diagnostic pitfalls and complications. The contents are organized in a framework of anatomical regions (rather than histopathological classifications) in order to reflect the way problems present in clinical practice.
Each chapter is divided into two parts: the first deals with indications, accuracy, techniques and complications; the second illustrates the cytological patterns and their implication. Both common and rare conditions are covered.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The techniques of FNA cytology Chapter 3 Imaging methods for guidance of aspiration cytology Chapter 4 Head and neck; salivary glands Chapter 5 Lymph nodes Chapter 6 The thyroid gland Chapter 7 Breast Chapter 8 Lung, chest wall and pleura Chapter 9 Mediastinum Chapter 10 Liver and spleen Chapter 11 Pancreas, biliary tract and intra-abdominal organs Chapter 12 Kidney, adrenal and retroperitoneum Chapter 13 Male and female genital organs Chapter 14 Skin and subcutis Chapter 15 Soft tissues Chapter 16 Bone and cartilage Chapter 17 Paediatric tumors Chaoter 18 Infectious Diseases