Table of Contents

The Cell : Basic Structure and Function, and Molecular Basis of Neoplasia.
Basic Cytogenetics and the Role of Genetics in Cancer Development.
Cytologic Screening Programs.
Diagnostic Quality Assurance in Cytopathology.
Evaluation of the Non-gynecologic Sample in Smears and Liquid-based Preparations.
The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology.
Microbiology, Inflammation, and Viral Infections.
Benign Proliferative Reactions, Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Invasive Cancer of the Uterine Cervix.
Glandular Neoplasms of the Uterine Cervix.
Endometrial Hyperplasia and Carcinoma, Extrauterine Cancer, and Unusual Tumors.
Vulva, Vagina, and Anus.
Peritoneal Washings and Ovary.
Respiratory Tract.
Alimentary Tract (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon, Rectum, Anus, Biliary Tract).
Urinary Tract.
Central Nervous System.
Cytology of Soft Tissue, Bone, and Skin.
Pleural, Peritoneal, and Pericardial Effusions.
Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy Techniques.
Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy Techniques.
Salivary Glands and Rare Head and Neck Lesions.
The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology.
Lymph Nodes : Cytomorphology and Flow Cytometry.
Kidneys, Adrenals, and Retroperitoneum.
Pediatric Tumors.
Effects of Therapy on Cytologic Specimens.
Cytopreparatory Techniques.
Digital Pathology/Telepathology.
Automation in Cervical Cytology.
Molecular Techniques.
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