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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Mar;133(3):388-404. doi: 10.1043/1543-2165-133.3.388.

Pancreatic cytopathology: a practical approach and review.

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Department of Pathology, Universityof Virginia Health System, Charlottesville,VA 22908, USA.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Pancreatic cytopathology plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of patients with solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas.

OBJECTIVE:

To serve as a practical guide to pancreatic cytopathology for the practicing pathologist. Data Sources.-A comprehensive assessment of the medical literature was performed.

CONCLUSIONS:

We review pancreatic cytopathology, with specific discussions of its role in patient management, specimen types and specimen processing, specific diagnostic criteria, and the use of ancillary testing and advanced techniques.

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19260745
DOI:
10.1043/1543-2165-133.3.388
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