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Diagnostic Cytology
and Its Histopathologic Bases
2-Volume Set

Fifth edition
edited by Leopold G. Koss

Koss' Diagnostic Cytology, the most influential and frequently cited pathology classic is now in its Fifth Edition, with thoroughly revised chapters and over 3,000 brand-new full-colour illustrations.

This two-volume work provides comprehensive, current information on the principles and techniques of cytopathology and the cytologic evaluation of benign and malignant disorders at every anatomic site.

This edition provides greatly expanded coverage of the interpretation of aspirated cell samples. Innovations in the practice of cytopathology and data on molecular biology and cytogenetics have been incorporated into the organ system chapters. This edition also has a greater focus on avoiding diagnostic errors.

A bound-in image bank DVD is included in this edition.


Volume One

General Cytology

  1. Diagnostic cytology: its origins and principles
  2. The basic structure of the mammalian cell
  3. How cells function: fundamental conceps of molecular biology
  4. Principles of cytogenetics
  5. Recognizing and classifying cells
  6. Morphologic response of cells to injury
  7. Fundamental concepts ofneoplasia: benign tumors and cancer

Diagnostic Cytology of Organs

  1. The normal female genital tract
  2. Cytologic evaluation of menstrual disorders and hormonal abnormalities
  3. Benign disorders of the uterine cervix and vagina
  4. Squamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix and its precursors
  5. Adenocarcinoma and related tumors of the uterine cervix
  6. Proliferative disorders and carcinoma of the endometrium
  7. Diseases of the vagina, vulva, perineum, and anus
  8. Tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube
  9. Peritoneal washings or lavage in cancers of the female genital tract
  10. Rare and unusual disorders of the female genital tract
  11. Effects of therapeutic procedures on the epithelia of the female genital tract
  12. The lower respiratory tract in the absence of cancer: conventional and aspiration cytology
  13. Tumors of the lung: conventional cytology and aspiration biopsy
  14. Epithelial lesions of the oral cavity, larynx, trachea, nasopharynx, and paranasal sinuses
  15. The lower urinary tract in the absence of cancer
  16. Tumors of the urinary tract in urine and brushings
  17. The gastrointestinal tract

Volume Two

  1. Effusions in the absence of cancer
  2. Effusions in the presence of cancer
  3. Cerebrospinal and miscellaneous fluids
  4. Techniques of fine-needle aspiration, smear preparation, and principles of interpretation
  5. The breast
  6. The thyroid, parathyroid, and neck masses other than lymph nodes
  7. Lymph nodes
  8. Salivary glands
  9. The prostate and the testis
  10. The skin
  11. Soft tissue lesions
  12. Bone tumors
  13. The mediastinum
  14. The liver and spleen
  15. The pancreas
  16. The kidneys, adrenals, and retroperitoneum
  17. The eyelids, orbit, and eye
  18. The central nervous system
  19. Circulating cancer cells

Techniques in Diagnostic Cytology

  1. Laboratory techniques
  2. Immunochemistry and molecular biology in cytological diagnosis
  3. Digital analysis of cells and tissues
  4. Flow cytometry


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Diagnostic Cytology
and Its Histopathologic Bases
2-Volume Set

Fifth edition
edited by Leopold G. Koss
2005 1,856 pages 3,387 illustrations $358.00 + shipping
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