Pancreas (Up to date, 2015)

On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should Know:

  • the anatomy and histology of the pancreas
  • indications of fine needle aspiration
  • slide preparation methods
  • indications of biliary brushing
  • the reporting terminology
  • cytologic features of benign acinar and ductal epithelial cells
  • cytologic features of acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • cytologic features of pancreatic pseudocysts
  • cytologic features of pancreatic cystic tumors
  • cytologic features of pancreatic carcinomas
  • cytologic features of endocrine tumors
  • features of tumors of the biliary tract
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