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Cytopathology - July 2019 edition

The July Edition of Cytopathology (Vol 30, issue 4) is now available to review online with print copies to follow



This issue is especially exciting as it focuses on the role of Cytology in the diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disease, in particular haematological malignancies.

It begins with an editorial highlighting the role of cytology in this field by the coordinating Editor Dr Maria Calaminici and her colleague Dr Sabin Pomplun.  There follows a comprehensive review article by Cozzolino et al. discussing the state of the art in lymph node FNA cytology including its usefulness, limitations and future prospects. All Cytologists will benefit from referring to this comprehensive review to remind them what is possible with their specimens and they should reflect on what their local practice involves currently with a view to altering processes to make the most of the material provided.

The lymphoproliferative disease theme is continued throughout the issue with another review article providing guidance and practical advice on specimen handling together with a proposed approach for diagnosing breast-implant associated lymphoma by Berbé and colleagues.

After this a series of articles discusses the diagnosis of a variety of lymphoma types by cytology with emphasis on flow cytometry where possible.  Some of these provide fascinating and invaluable data on rare entities whilst others remind us of diagnoses that may well pass us by if we are not alert and aware during our reporting sessions.

In addition to lymphoproliferative disease this issue also includes articles on high grade cervical intraepithelial lesions. Gu et al. look at HPV types and age in individuals with previous normal cervical cytology while Ondic and colleagues investigate methylation status and its relationship (or lack of relationship) with a variety of factors including age and HPV subtype.

This month’s issue also includes three absorbing case reports, again focussing on haematological disease to maintain the theme from beginning to end, and cervical cancer. There is of course another opportunity to test your cytological skills in the cases in Enigma Portal, featuring diagnostic challenges, this time related to urinary tract cytology.

Please do not forget the Correspondence section where you will find important information on the diagnosis of infections including tuberculosis and coccidioidomycosis, the latter associated with another feature usually associated with haematological disease, emperipolesis.

As well as reading your print copy, please visit the Cytopathology website where new articles are available for “Early View” and there is access to “Virtual Issues”.

Cytopathology welcomes submission of high quality original articles relating to those aspects of cytology which increase our knowledge and understanding of the aetiology, diagnosis and management of human disease (full instructions on the website). Any BAC members who are interested in peer review please do get in touch