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Integrated Cytology of Cerebrospinal Fluid - Michael Torzewski

Integrated Cytology of Cerebrospinal Fluid

Hardcover Published: 16th March 2008
ISBN: 9783540758846
Number Of Pages: 93

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Cytologic examination of the cerebrospinal fluid is a technically simple, yet productive, diagnostic procedure. Integrated Cytology of Cerebrospinal Fluid is a practical guide to this method used in the diagnosis of different pathologies. High-quality slides depict the common cerebrospinal fluid cell types, cell anomalies in inflammatory conditions and neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders, and cases with contaminants. The integrated approach includes the use of immunocytochemical, histological, and immunohistological illustrations and quantitative date in addition to descriptions and photographs of cytologic preparations. Complete with comprehensive technical descriptions, and abundantly illustrated in color, this text will be required reading for pathologists, physicians and technicians dealing with CSF cytology, as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons.

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"This small book contains a wealth of photomicrographs and related information about anything you might ever encounter in cerebrospinal fluids (CSF). ... Both students and practitioners involved in CSF examination are the intended audience and there is no doubt this book will be widely embraced by clinical laboratory scientists ... and pathologists (especially cytopathologists). However, I think the audience could be much broader than that and include anyone whose clinical practice includes CSF examination -- neurologists, pediatricians, neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, clinical hematologists, oncologists, etc." (Valerie L. Ng, Doody's Review Service, June, 2008)

Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Preparation
General Considerationsp. 1
Cytocentrifugationp. 2
Common Artifacts
General Considerationsp. 5
Autolysis, High Cell Concentration, Unproper Loading, Adhesionp. 6
The Common Cell Types of Cerebrospinal Fluid
General Considerationsp. 9
Lymphocytic Cell Formsp. 10
Non-activated Lymphocytic Cell Formsp. 10
Activated Lymphocytic Cell Formsp. 10
Monocytic Cell Formsp. 12
Macrophagesp. 14
Plexus Epithelial and Ependymal Cellsp. 16
Arachnoidal Cellsp. 18
Accidental Findingsp. 20
Chondrocytesp. 20
Squamous Epithehal Cells, Artificial Bleeding, and Cells of the Hemopoietic Systemp. 22
Inflammatory Conditions
General Considerationsp. 25
Bacterial Infectionsp. 26
Viral Infectionsp. 28
Viral Meningitis and Meningoencephalitisp. 28
Rabiesp. 30
Fungal Infectionsp. 32
Parasitesp. 34
Toxoplasma gondiip. 34
Acanthamoebap. 36
Leishmaniasisp. 38
Non-neoplastic Disorders
General Considerationsp. 41
Infarctionp. 42
Hemorrhagep. 44
Demyelinating Diseasesp. 46
Multiple Sclerosisp. 46
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitisp. 48
Neoplastlc Disorders
General Considerationsp. 51
Metastatic Tumors and Meningeal Carcinomatosisp. 54
Breast Cancerp. 54
Lung Cancerp. 56
Gastric Cancerp. 58
Malignant Melanomap. 60
Hematologic Neoplasmsp. 62
Leukemiap. 62
Lymphomap. 64
Primary Central Nervous System Neoplasmsp. 66
Astrocytic Tumorsp. 66
Ependymal Tumorsp. 70
Embryonal Tumors/Central Nervous System Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors (WHO Grade IV)p. 72
Germ Cell Tumors; Germinomap. 76
Choroid Plexus Tumorsp. 78
General Considerationsp. 81
Bacterial and Fungal Contaminationp. 82
Pollen and Starchp. 84
Referencesp. 87
Subject Indexp. 91
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ISBN: 9783540758846
ISBN-10: 3540758844
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 93
Published: 16th March 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34