The Invasive Cytopathologist

Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Superficial Masses

  • Ricardo H. Bardales

Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 13-32
  4. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 33-150
  5. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 151-163
  6. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 165-227
  7. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 229-266
  8. Ricardo H. Bardales
    Pages 267-332
  9. Ricardo H. Bardales, Eugenio Leonardo
    Pages 333-442
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 443-458

About this book


The Invasive Cytopathologist: Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Superficial Masses provides a comprehensive review of the cytology of superficial neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease processes obtained by percutaneous ultrasound guidance, particularly of thyroid, parathyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, breast, and soft tissue with ultrasound image and histopathology correlation. This book emphasizes the basic ultrasound characteristics of thyroid nodules, the cytology of common and uncommon neoplastic and non-neoplastic processes according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, and provides a technical guide for how to perform ultrasound-guided FNA of thyroid nodules to obtain adequate material for diagnosis. The volume also briefly reviews the molecular aspects of thyroid neoplasia useful for targeted therapy.

The Invasive Cytopathologist: Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Superficial Masses is a useful guide for ultrasound evaluation, cytological interpretation and differential diagnostic considerations of superficial masses, and is a valuable source of information for cytopathologists, cytopathology fellows, cytotechnology students and upper level pathology residents. Endocrinologists, thyroidologists, head and neck specialists, and any professional with interest in ultrasound and fine needle aspiration cytology of superfial masses will benefit from this book.


Endobronchial ultrasound Endoscopic ultrasound Histopathology Mediastinoscopy Percutaneous ultrasound Retroperitoneum

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo H. Bardales
    • 1
  1. 1.Outpatient Pathology AssociatesSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0729-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0730-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-9053
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-9061
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