|November 13, 2010|
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ||Video Microscopy Tutorial #7
Liquid-Based Methods for Thyroid FNA
Edmund S. Cibas, M.D.
1) To understand the advantages and disadvantages of liquid-based cytology for thyroid FNA
2) To appreciate the cytomorphologic appearance of the common and uncommon thyroid lesions on liquid-based preparations
A variety of preparation methods are available for thyroid FNA, including smears, liquid-based cytology (LBC), and cell blocks. These can be used alone or in combination to best fit the needs of the patient and the laboratory. This tutorial will review LBC for thyroid FNA with a short introductory PowerPoint presentation followed by a microscopic review of 25 cases that illustrate the spectrum of lesions from benign to malignant.
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ||Video Microscopy Tutorial #8
EUS-FNA of Pancreatic Cysts
Martha Bishop Pitman, M.D.
1) Define the subclassification of the cystic lesions of the pancreas
2) Understand the existing and evolving patient management options for patients with pancreatic cysts
3) Recognize the pitfalls to diagnosis introduced by the EUS-guided biopsy technique
4) Identify the cytological criteria for the diagnosis of most cystic lesions of the pancreas
5) Understand the benefits and limitations of ancillary tests such as mucin stains, cyst fluid analysis and molecular analysis in the cytological evaluation of pancreatic cysts
This video microscopy course will combine a didactic PowerPoint presentation with case based illustrations of non-neoplastic and neoplastic pancreatic cysts with an emphasis on mucinous cysts of the pancreas. Optimal tissue triage of cyst fluid and a multimodal approach incorporating clinical and radiological information with the cytological, cyst fluid chemical and molecular analysis will be discussed in detail. Diagnostic algorithms will be provided.
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ||Video Microscopy Tutorial #9
FNAC of Salivary Glands: Basic Principles and Pitfalls
Philippe R. Vielh, M.D., Ph.D.
1) To better know the basic principles for diagnosing cytologically the most frequent lesions
2) To be aware of the major cytological pitfalls
Salivary gland tumors constitute a special and difficult area in pathology since there is a wide variety of tumors and only histopathologists working for several years in specialized hospitals or oncology units may accumulate enough experience to feel confident in this field. As a consequence, although fine-needle aspiration cytology is widely accept as an effective diagnostic approach in the pre-operative diagnosis of several lesions, it remains even more controversial in the cytological diagnosis of salivary gland tumors and this is mainly due to the lack of experience of cytopathologists.