Salivary gland cytology presents many diagnostic challenges. Salivary gland tumors are one of the most heterogeneous groups of neoplasms, and salivary gland tumors are one of the most difficult areas of evaluation in cytology. The FNA sensitivity is between 86-100% with specificity somewhere between 48-94%.
The practice of medicine has changed dramatically in the last 25 years or so. New conditions have been discovered and many new treatments and medical devices have been developed. The ICD-10 code set that became effective on October 1, 2015, tries to capture the current practice of medicine and provide flexibility as it changes in the future.
Once the leading cause of cancer death in women, cancer of the uterine cervix has become a rare disease, thanks to the implementation of prevention programs. In fact, cervical cancer prevention represents the most successful story in cancer control so far.
Several studies have shown that women with smears lacking EC/TZ cells are not more likely to have squamous lesions on follow up than are women with EC/TZ cells.
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an increasingly recognized syndrome of unknown etiology, most often occurring in middle-aged and older men.
The goal of the LAST project was to have clear, comparable and reproducible communication of diagnosis between and among pathologists and clinicians.
Health officials across the northwest are trying to figure out why they see a sizeable increase in the number of gonorrhea cases recently. Overall, the state reported a 34% increase in gonorrhea cases in a year’s time.
Trichomonas is a genus of protozoans that are parasites of vertebrates. Parasites live in their infected host, co-opt its resources, and cause disease.
In the correct clinical setting, positivity for CD4, CD56, CD123, and TCL-1 in a morphologically blastoid population supports the diagnosis of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm.
The most common reason for a negative Pap test with a positive HPV result is that the patient has an HPV infection, but the infection is not causing any cellular abnormalities.