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Atlas of CSF Cytology

Atlas of CSF Cytology PDF

Atlas of CSF Cytology PDF


A complete, single-volume reference for the cytological examination of
cerebrospinal fluid!

This full-color atlas presents all the essential
information needed for reaching an accurate cytological diagnosis of
cerebrospinal fluid and its abnormalities. Designed as a clinical and laboratory
reference, Atlas of CSF Cytology provides an overview of all the standard
diagnostic techniques and offers insight into advanced methods such as flow
cytometry and immunocytological phenotyping. Brief descriptions of the
indications, advantages, and limitations are provided for each method. An
extensive collection of more than 300 high-quality cytological pictures
demonstrating normal cell structures, as well as pathological cells in acute and
remission phases enables the reader to understand disease processes.


  • Guidelines for the proper handling of specimens, cell preparation, and staining
  • Review of the common sources of error in diagnosis
  • Thorough coverage of the techniques for detecting and classifying inflammatory,
    infectious, neoplastic, and hemorrhagic conditions of the central nervous system
  • Descriptions of the principle features of cells and the classification of tumor
    cell types according to current W.H.O. standards
  • Full-color images depicting pathological alterations of CSF cells — an indispensable visual aid to

Atlas of CSF Cytology is ideal for specialists in neurology,
neurosurgery, pathology/neuropathology, cytopathology, microbiology, and
laboratory medicine, as well as for those internists, pediatricians, and
psychiatrists who frequently request cytological examination of the CSF. Though
it is written to meet the needs of specialists, the “Atlas” will also be found
accessible and enlightening by interested medical students, interns and

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