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The Role of Ancillary Techniques in Pulmonary Cytopathology

Authors
  • Zhou, Fang
  • Moreira, Andre L.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Cytologica
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Apr 23, 2019
Volume
64
Issue
1-2
Pages
166–174
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000498889
PMID: 31013490
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

Ancillary techniques play an essential role in pulmonary cytopathology. Immunoperoxidase and special stains are by far the most common ancillary techniques used in cytopathology; however, the role of molecular diagnosis is growing, especially in the fields of pulmonary oncology and infectious disease. In this article, we review the uses of ancillary techniques in lung tumor diagnosis, lung tumor classification, predictive marker determination, primary versus metastasis differential diagnosis, and infectious organism detection.

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