Cell block cytology. Improved preparation and its efficacy in diagnostic cytology.

  title={Cell block cytology. Improved preparation and its efficacy in diagnostic cytology.},
  author={N. A. Nathan and E. Narayan and M. M. Smith and M. Horn},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={114 4},
  • N. A. Nathan, E. Narayan, +1 author M. Horn
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • American journal of clinical pathology
  • Cell blocks prepared from residual tissue fluids and fine-needle aspirations can be useful adjuncts to smears for establishing a more definitive cytopathologic diagnosis. They can be particularly useful for categorization of tumors that otherwise may not be possible from smears themselves. A modified cell block technique using an improvised ethanol formalin fixative (Nathan alcohol formalin substitute) followed by a simple paraffin processing schedule is described. This improved preparation… CONTINUE READING
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