Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Peter Spieler
  • Matthias Rössle
Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Pathology book series (ESSENTPATH)


Main interest is directed towards Barrett’s esophagus, and premalignant squamous and adenomatous esophageal disorders including impact of additional analyses, such as DNA ploidy and molecular genetics. Furthermore, cytology and ancillary tests of ‘gastrointestinal stromal tumor’ and ‘sacral chordoma’ are highlighted in particular.

Diagnostic algorithms of benign and malignant findings in cytologic specimens and respective differential diagnoses are additionally presented in a synoptic setup.


Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Anal Canal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Eosinophilic Esophagitis Cytologic Diagnosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Spieler
    • 1
  • Matthias Rössle
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PathologieKantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische PathologieUniversitätsSpital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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