The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology: Definitions, Criteria, and Explanatory Notes / Edition 2

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The Bethesda System for reporting the results of cervical cytology was developed as a uniform system of terminology, providing clear guidance for clinical management. The Bethesda System 2001 Workshop was convened to evaluate and update the 1991 Bethesda System terminology for reporting the results of cervical cytology. The New Edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the new Bethesda System. The new terminology reflects important advances in biological understanding of cervical neoplasia and cervical screening technology. The handbook has now been expanded to include more than 185 full color illustrations (twice the number of color images than in the 1st edition). New to the Second Edition are sections that address ancillary testing, including HPV, the inclusion of educational notes and recommendations, computerized screening, and anal cytology, as well as sample reports. In line with recent advances, the text and images will address liquid-based cytology in addition to conventional cytology. In addition to its user-friendly, outline format, the inclusion of an Index will allow the reader easier access to the information. A must-have for pathologists, cytopathologists, pathology residents, cytotechnologists, and clinicians.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ken C. Spengel, D.O.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This second edition reflects the 2001 Bethesda terminology for reporting cervical cytology. The material is presented in chapters named according to the Bethesda interpretative categories. This edition replaces the 1991 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to establish criteria in cervical cytology which incorporates changes in the field of cervical carcinogenesis, new approaches in patient management, and new technology. It also reflects changes in criteria for diagnosing some entities such as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). It was determined that ASCUS reporting has exceeded the minimum target reporting frequency of 5 percent, prompting the new category of "Atypical squamous cells" (ASC) with a narrower definition and a simple dichotomous system of qualifiers. It also includes information on the utilization of molecular testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). The book succeeds in incorporating the changing ideas of cervical carcinogenesis and new technology into easily applicable criteria.
Audience: The book is written for cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, residents, and clinicians. All these groups would benefit from owning a copy. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Nayar are both authorities on the subject, having been appointed joint chairs of an American Society of Cytology-National Cancer Institute (ASC-NCI) task force responsible for publishing the Bethesda System 2001 Workshop conference proceedings.
Features: The new edition includes criteria for reporting cervical and endometrial cytology including non-neoplastic, infectious, and neoplastic changes. New features include chapters on anal/rectal cytology, ancillary testing, computer assisted interpretation, and individual chapter sections on liquid-based preparations (with images). The strengths of this edition are the additions and the more than 185 full color images. Each chapter also has a helpful section on reporting results with sample reports.
Assessment: This is a wonderful second edition and a must have for all cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, and pathology residents. The chapters on ancillary testing, computer-assisted interpretation, and anal/rectal cytology alone justify replacing the previous edition, not to mention twice the number of color images compared to the first edition. This second edition confirms that The Bethesda System (TBS) will continue to be the leading system for reporting cervical pathology findings.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387403588
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2004. Corr. 2nd printing 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 826,514
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert J. Kurman
List of Abbreviations
Introduction by Diane D. Davey and David C. Wilbur
The 2001 Bethesda System in table format

1: Specimen Adequacy
George G. Birdsong, Diane D. Davey, Teresa M. Darragh, Paul A. Elgert, and Michael Henry

2: Non-Neoplastic Findings
Nancy A. Young, Marluce Bibbo, Sally-Beth Buckner, Terence J. Colgan, and Marianne U. Prey

3: Endometrial Cells: The How and When of Reporting
Ann T. Moriarty and Edmund S. Cibas

4: Atypical Squamous Cells
Mark E. Sherman, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Jonathan S. Berek, Celeste N. Powers, Mary K. Sidawy, and Sana O. Tabbara

5: Epithelial Abnormalities: Squamous
Thomas C. Wright, Rose Marie Gatscha, Ronald D. Luff, and Marianne U. Prey

6: Epithelial Abnormalities: Glandular
Jamie L. Covell, David C. Wilbur, Barbara Guidos, Kenneth R. Lee, David C. Chhieng, and Dina R. Mody

7: Other Malignant Neoplasms
Sana O. Tabbara and Jamie L. Covell

8: Anal-Rectal Cytology
Teresa M. Darragh, George G. Birdsong, Ronald D. Luff, and Diane D. Davey

9: Ancillary Testing
Stephen S. Raab and Mark E. Sherman

10: Computer-Assisted Interpretation of Cervical Cytology
Marianne U. Prey

11: Educational Notes and Suggestions Appended to Cytology Reports
Dennis M. O'Connor


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