WHO Reporting Systems for Cytopathology
These two volumes offer a standardization of reporting systems for lung and pancreaticobiliary cytopathology that can be used to serve the needs of patients worldwide. These thoroughly researched volumes provide a standard/unified approach for applying cytopathology techniques, including sampling methods and ancillary testing; outline reporting systems for diagnostic categories; and provide management recommendations for each diagnostic category.
Recognizing the need for standard classifications for tumors, these volumes break them down to lesion-specific cellular levels. They give special attention to benign and malignant diagnostic categories. Key topics of discussion include:
- Benign tumor recognition and analysis, including acute inflammation/suppuration and granulomatous disorders;
- Study and diagnosis of malignant tumors such as specific carcinomas, lymphomas, etc., which will help initiate targeted therapy.