Titulo del libro: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Book Description: Libro en Inglés
Autor del libro: Chandra Grubb
Edición de libro: 2da edición
Formato de libro: EBook
Date published: 1997
Illustrator: Churchill Livingstone
Número de páginas: 217
Libros de Medicina – Rincón Médico
Diagnosis of malignancy is the major objective of cytopathology. A malignant tumour is characterized by uncontrolled growth, alterations to varying extern in the structural and functional differentiation of its component ceíls, and the capacity to spread beyond the limits of the tissue of origin.
The aberrant behaviour of cáncer cells is more often than not reflected in abnormality of appearance. There is no single morphological or functional characteristic that identifies the cáncer cell. Since a cytological smear virtually never carries evidence of invasión of surrounding tissues, cytodiagnosis of malignancy is based on assessment of deviation from the normál in respect of several cellular characteristics. The relevant morphological features are, in essence, features of unregulated growth and are seen principally in the nucleus. Defects of cell maturation are manifested by changes in cytoplasmic features. Abnormality of cell function is often demonstrable by appropriate cytochemical techniques.