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Tumor oxygenation predicts for the likelihood of distant metastases in human soft tissue sarcoma.
TLDR
The 18-month actuarial disease-free survival was 70% for patients with tumor median oxygen pressure (pO2) values of >10 mm Hg but only 35% for those with median pO2 values of <10mm Hg (P=0.01); potential mechanisms and implications for clinical trial design are discussed.
The National Cancer Institute Thyroid fine needle aspiration state of the science conference: a summation
TLDR
The two-day "live" conference in October, attended by 154 registrants, gave the committees an in-depth opportunity to present their conclusions and debate controversial areas, and the establishment of an on-line educational cytopathology atlas.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology for parotid gland lesions.
TLDR
It is not possible to provide a general guideline on the clinical usefulness of FNAC for parotid gland lesions owing to the variability in study results, and there is a need to improve the quality of reporting and study designs to remove or assess the impact of bias.
Lymph node recovery from colorectal resection specimens removed for adenocarcinoma. Trends over time and a recommendation for a minimum number of lymph nodes to be recovered.
TLDR
The results suggest that pathologists should retrieve all the lymph nodes that can be recovered, but at least 17 lymph nodes should be recovered to insure accurate documentation of nodal metastases when present.
Standardized terminology and nomenclature for pancreatobiliary cytology: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Guidelines
TLDR
This document selectively presents the results of discussions and focuses on a proposed standardized terminology scheme for pancreatobiliary specimens that correlate cytological diagnosis with biological behavior and increasingly conservative patient management of surveillance only.
Are Myogenin and MyoD1 Expression Specific for Rhabdomyosarcoma?: A Study of 150 Cases, With Emphasis on Spindle Cell Mimics
TLDR
Although all RMSs were immunoreactive for MyoD1, cytoplasmic and nonspecific background staining and reactivity of nonmyoid tissues hindered its practical utility in paraffin-embedded samples in this study.
Fine‐needle aspiration in the diagnosis of head and neck lesions: A review and discussion of problems in differential diagnosis
  • L. Layfield
  • Medicine
    Diagnostic cytopathology
  • 1 December 2007
TLDR
Fine‐needle aspiration has become the predominant initial diagnostic technique for lesions at a number of sites within the head and neck because it is relatively inexpensive, rapid to perform, well accepted by patients, associated with low morbidity, and has a relatively high diagnostic accuracy.
CT evaluation of acute cholecystitis: findings and usefulness in diagnosis.
TLDR
CT can be useful in diagnosing acute cholecystitis, and common CT findings include wall thickening, pericholecystic stranding, distention, high-attenuation bile,pericholescystic fluid, and subserosal edema.
Fine-needle aspiration of primary soft-tissue lesions.
TLDR
Recommendations for aspiration cytology of soft-tissue tumors are presented after fine-needle aspiration showed high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for the determination of malignancy, approaching that obtained with frozen-section interpretation.
Thyroid Aspiration Cytology: Current Status
TLDR
The aim of the current article was to discuss indications for FNA, diagnostic terminology, and post‐FNA options, issues that are important to physicians who are managing patients with thyroid nodules.
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