Basic approach to evaluating solid tissue tumor cytology (Proceedings)
Lump or bump
An epidermal, dermal, or subcutaneous mass lesion that is easily accessible to aspiration cytology
Goal of aspiration cytology• To direct next step of therapy or diagnostics (at the minimum)
• To definitively diagnose the cause of the lesion
• To advise owners of most probable process
What makes it a lump?
• Expansion of tissue
• What is the process that is causing this expansion?
Obtaining the sample
• Fine needle biopsy (aspirates)
• Romanowsky stains