Handbook of Practical Fine Needle Aspiration and Small Tissue Biopsies

  • Fan Lin
  • Haiyan Liu
  • Jun Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fan Lin, Jun Zhang, Haiyan Liu
    Pages 1-29
  3. Haiyan Liu, Jun Zhang, Fan Lin
    Pages 31-83
  4. Fan Lin, Haiyan Liu, Jun Zhang
    Pages 85-141
  5. Xiaohong (Mary) Zhang, Fan Lin
    Pages 143-191
  6. Haiyan Liu, Fan Lin, Jun Zhang
    Pages 193-242
  7. Haiyan Liu, Jun Zhang, Fan Lin
    Pages 243-301
  8. Fan Lin, Haiyan Liu, Jun Zhang
    Pages 303-350
  9. Fan Lin, Haiyan Liu, Jun Zhang
    Pages 351-396
  10. Jun Zhang, Fan Lin, Haiyan Liu
    Pages 397-428
  11. Jun Zhang, Haiyan Liu, Fan Lin
    Pages 429-477
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 479-496

About this book


This handbook has been designed to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the art review and update of the major issues and challenges specific to fine needle aspiration (FNA) and small tissue core biopsies, which have emerged as primary modalities in establishing a definitive cancer diagnosis in the field of anatomic pathology, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Making an accurate diagnosis from a limited sample can be quite challenging yet crucial to patient care. The handbook, using the most current and evidence-based resources, will 1) emphasize a triple test (clinical, radiologic, and cytologic/histologic correlation); 2) stress the importance of cellblock preparation/small tissue core biopsy in modern cytopathology; 3) include over 100 diagnostic immunostaining panels/tables to address the utility and importance of ancillary studies; 4) incorporate relevant FISH and molecular tests into each chapter; and 5) summarize the pearls and pitfalls of FNA/small tissue biopsies at the beginning of each chapter. The book also includes highly practical presentations of typical case scenarios seen in an anatomic pathology laboratory.  These are in the form of case presentations with step-by-step expert analysis.  Sample cases include common but challenging situations, such as work-up of a tumor of unknown origin, evaluation of well-differentiated malignant tumors vs. benign/reactive lesions, identification of newly described tumor entities, and implementation of best practice in immunohistochemistry and molecular testing in a difficult case.

Handbook of Practical Fine Needle Aspiration and Small Tissue Biopsies is written by recognized experts in their fields and provides a unique and valuable resource in the field of cytopathology, both for those currently in training and for those already in clinical practice at various skill levels.  It represents a new, comprehensive yet concise resource on these timely and critical topics.


Immunohistochemistry Salivary Gland Pathology Thyroid Gland Pathology Non-Neoplastic Cysts Parathyroid Adenoma

Authors and affiliations

  • Fan Lin
    • 1
  • Haiyan Liu
    • 2
  • Jun Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Laboratory MedicineGeisinger Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory MedicineGeisinger Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo ClinicScottsdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57384-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57386-1
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