Prospects for utilization and usefulness of postmortem cytology.

  title={Prospects for utilization and usefulness of postmortem cytology.},
  author={Stephen J Cina and John E Smialek},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={18 4},
Cytologic evaluation of nongynecologic tissues is a widely accepted diagnostic modality commonly used in the clinical evaluation of living patients. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of superficial masses and touch preparations of surgical specimens often yield diagnostic results. The adjunctive role of these two techniques during postmortem examination has not been adequately addressed. A prospective study was carried out on a series of 13 patients undergoing postmortem examination. FNA was… CONTINUE READING