Release Date: May 2019
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, PR, SBP
Michael R. Henry, MD
Consultant in Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester MN
Melanie C. Bois, MD
Senior Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Recognize the cytologic features of squamous lesions of the anal mucosa.
Know the criteria for an adequate anal cytology specimen.
Recognize the common and uncommon infectious organisms that can be seen in an anal cytology specimen.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Cytotechnologists, Students
Variable interobserver concordance has plagued anal cytology, especially in relation to high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and squamous cell carcinoma, indicating a need for continuing education in this growing discipline. This webcast is aimed at improving the overall understanding of anal cytology, with a focus on diagnostic and adequacy criteria, common pitfalls, and nonneoplastic findings common to this specimen type. Cytologic-histologic correlation in this anatomic site and the appropriate use of ancillary studies in this setting will also be reviewed.