What’s in this month’s Cytopathology

The March issue will soon be dropping through your letter box and is now available online

This month, the focus is very much on improving quality in cytology, starting with a reflective look at Cytopathology itself. Colleen Virben reports on her review of the quality of data presentation in papers published in the journal over the last 2.5 years. She found there was some room for improvement. As a result, we can look forward to a short series of articles in the next few issues which will give helpful tips for authors of cytology-related papers.

Over the last few years, several cytology classification/terminology systems have been introduced. This month, there are original articles on pathologists’ diagnostic accuracy when using the International system for reporting serous fluids, the Yokohama system for reporting breast fine needle aspirate (FNA) samples, and the Sydney System for lymph node FNA. Also, Kiso et al describe the scoring of cytological features in endoscopic ultrasound pancreatic specimens and Fujita et al have used a scoring system for intraoperative squash cytology of schwannomas.

In this issue, we have fascinating case reports describing androgen insensitivity syndrome, peritoneal papillary mesothelial tumour, cholangiocarcinoma, clear cell meningioma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans arising in a scar. Not forgetting, nicely illustrated Enigma portal cases to test and entertain you.

The editorial team is keen to encourage more referees, as our reviewers are key to the selection of good quality articles. Reviewer resources are available at Reviewers | Wiley and, if you are interested in finding out more about being a referee for Cytopathology, please get in touch by email 

Enjoy reading!