Thyroid Cytopathology

  • Douglas P. Clark
  • William C. Faquin

Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 1)

About this book


Thyroid Cytopathology, the inaugural volume of the Essentials in Cytopathology Series, provides an overview to the examination and diagnosis of thyroid cytology specimens. Each concise desktop reference in the Essentials in Cytopathology Series is designed as an easy-to-use and authoritative synopsis of site-specific topics in cytopathology.

Thyroid Cytopathology uses a simple algorithmic approach to the diagnosis of thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNA). This user-friendly, reference begins with an introduction to clinical aspects, a guide to performing and processing thyroid FNAs, and an overview to the algorithmic approach to thyroid FNA cytopathology. Organized in 11 easy-to-read chapters, this volume discusses the background, diagnostic approaches and criteria, differential diagnoses, and clinical management of inflammatory, colloid, follicular, Hurthle cell and cystic lesions, as well as, papillary, medullary and undifferentiated carcinomas.

With more than 115 full-color images, 12 tables and a series of algorithms, Thyroid Cytopathology is the ideal quick reference guide covering the essentials of thyroid FNA. It is a must-have for every pathologist, cytopathologist, cytotechnologist, fellow and trainee.


Algorithm Diagnosis Fine Needle Aspiration Nodules Specimens carcinoma cell cytology cytopathology diagnostics genetics lymphoma screening

Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas P. Clark
    • 1
  • William C. Faquin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23304-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27657-1
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