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Nongynecologic cytology utilizing the ThinPrep Processor.
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PMID:  8693884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of the ThinPrep Processor (TP) for nongynecologic cytology. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed the number of unsatisfactory specimens from the esophagus, common bile duct, hepatic duct, pancreas, gastric, bronchial wang, vertebra, submandibular area and neck over a one-year period, before and after TP implementation. For a one-year period after TP implementation, the cytologic diagnoses of selected TP specimens with corresponding surgical tissue diagnoses were compared, and the TP slides were reviewed in discrepant cases. RESULTS: The number of unsatisfactory specimens was reduced from 17% to 1% after TP implementations. The cytologic diagnoses of 145 TP specimens were in agreement with surgical tissue diagnoses. However, in 43 cases the cytology and tissue diagnoses were discordant. On review of 26 of the discrepant cases, the majority of TP slides were cellular, with good nuclear and cytoplasmic detail. Discrepancies resulted from sampling errors in 19 cases and TP interpretation errors in 7 cases. CONCLUSION: In our laboratory, TP is a reliable processor for nongynecologic specimens.
D F Fischler; S M Toddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cytologica     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0001-5547     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cytol.     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-26     Completed Date:  1996-08-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370307     Medline TA:  Acta Cytol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Nucleus
Coloring Agents
Cytodiagnosis / instrumentation*,  methods
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology
Granuloma / pathology*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / pathology
Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Reproducibility of Results
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0/Coloring Agents

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