John S Abele

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Our 44 patients with follicular thyroid carcinoma had a survival rate similar to patients of the same age and sex with papillary carcinoma. By matching our patients by age and sex, this study appears to show that the biologic behavior of differentiated thyroid carcinomas is better correlated with the age and sex of the patients than with the pathologic(More)
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) can provide a morphologic diagnosis of palpable breast masses in an accurate, efficient, inexpensive, and safe manner. However, how one acquires the skill to perform the FNA and interpret the resulting smears, while protecting the patient from the risk of false-positive or false-negative results, is scarcely considered. We used(More)
To determine the sensitivity in vitro of human ovarian carcinoma cells to the antiproliferative effects of human leukocyte interferon, 18 samples of ascitic fluid from 15 affected patients were cultured in semi-solid agar by the technique of Hamburger and Salmon. Cultures were examined at weekly intervals after initiation and the number and size of each(More)
A prospective study was carried out of 136 patients with thyroid nodules. In all of the cases, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology was used in the clinical management. Of the specimens taken, 129 were satisfactory for cytology; 5 were clearly malignant and the diagnosis was confirmed during surgical operation. The diagnosis of follicular neoplasm or(More)
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has become a popular method to diagnose mass lesions of the liver. Although several reports have listed FNAB criteria to be used to diagnose both primary and metastatic tumors of the liver, none have separated key cytologic criteria from secondary criteria. We reviewed the FNAB smears from 35 patients with proven(More)
Fourteen cytologic features seen in fine needle aspirates of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid were subjected to a step-wise logistic regression analysis to determine which are predictive of papillary carcinoma. The study cases included 38 histologically proven papillary carcinomas and 54 other palpable thyroid nodules. The three most important variables(More)
Fine needle aspiration biopsy of palpable masses yields a variety of specimens. Some are fluid, whereas others are semisolid; some contain numerous particles, whereas others contain no identifiable particulate fragments. Not surprisingly, no single smearing technique can reasonably be expected to provide good results with such a variety of specimens. This(More)