Cytology specimen management, triage and standardized reporting of fine needle aspiration biopsies of the pancreas

Won Jae Yoon, Martha Bishop Pitman

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Abstract

The recent advances in pancreas cytology specimen sampling methods have enabled a specific cytologic diagnosis in most cases. Proper triage and processing of the cytologic specimen is pivotal in making a diagnosis due to the need for ancillary testing in addition to cytological evaluation, which is especially true in the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts. Newly proposed terminology for pancreaticobiliary cytology offers a standardized language for reporting that aims to improve communication among patient caregivers and provide for increased flexibility in patient management. This review focuses on these updates in pancreas cytology for the optimal evaluation of solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Biopsy
  • Cytology
  • Fine-needle
  • Pancreas
  • Terminology
  • Triage

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