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Small Biopsies in Small Patients

Small Biopsies in Small Patients


Release Date: Nov 2018




Sara Monaco, MD

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside Hospital & Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA




This presentation will be a comprehensive review and discussion of selected cases in pediatric cytopathology illustrating a variety of common and uncommon entities seen in young patients. Each case will be presented with a review of the cytopathological and histological findings, followed by the differential diagnosis and pitfalls to be aware of in children. There will also be a discussion of the utility of different ancillary studies in select cases. The cases will cover common benign, lymphoid, and small round blue cell tumors that occur in pediatric cytopathology, in addition to uncommon entities that one should be aware of and consider in the differential diagnosis.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the cytomorphology and differential diagnosis for some common entities that appear in cytology and small biopsy specimens in children.
  • Review uncommon entities and diagnostic pitfalls in pediatric cytopathology.
  • Recognize the utility of ancillary studies in cytology specimens from young patients.


Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Pathologists’ Assistants, Cytotechnologists, Students 

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