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Diagnostic Cytology Seminar 2019
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The Diagnostic Cytology Seminar 2019 features slides and case histories for some challenging and interesting cases. This is your chance to make a thought-provoking diagnoses before clicking on the diagnosis button.



Sara Monaco, MD

Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)


Vickie Jo, MD

Michele A. Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP)

Krisztina Hanley, MD

Paul VanderLaan, MD, PhD



 Case 1

Clinical History

62 year old woman with cervical mass-like lesion. LMP: PM. Patient presented with a cervical mass and post-menopausal bleeding. ThinPrep Pap Test slide.

Glass slides: 1 Thin Prep, Pap test (Pap stain)

 Case 2

Clinical History

44 year-old man with right shoulder mass measuring 1.4 cm.  History of melanoma, material requested for diagnosis, molecular, and clinical trial eligibility. The slides are from a touch preparation of an USG core biopsy of the soft tissue mass.

Glass slides: 1 touch prep (DQ stain)

Case 3

Clinical History

32 year-old man with multiple liver lesions. The slides are from an USG Liver FNA.

Glass slides: 2 smears (DQ & Pap)

 Case 4

Clinical History

53 year-old woman with a left lower lobe lung mass measuring 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  History of bladder and uterine cancer.   The slide is from a CTG FNA of the left lower lobe lung mass.

Glass slides: 2 smears (DQ & Pap), 1 cell block (H&E)

Case 5

Clinical History

69 year old woman with a history of renal cell carcinoma and a new 8.2 cm pelvic mass.  The slides are from the USG FNA of the pelvic mass.

Glass slides: 2 smears (DQ & Pap), 1 cell block (H&E)

 Case 6

Clinical History

71 year old man with a voided urine specimen.  The slide is a Thin Prep from a voided urine.

Glass slides: 1 Thin Prep, Voided Urine (Pap stain)

Case 7

Clinical History

29 year old female presented to the ENT clinic with a 2cm left parotid mass. The slides are from an USG FNA biopsy of the left parotid gland mass.

Glass slides: 2 smears (DQ & Pap), 1 cell block (H&E)

 Case 8

Clinical History

63 year old female presented with worsening pain over her left chest wall and pleural and pericardial fluid accumulation.  The slides are cytospins and cell block from the pleural fluid.

Glass slides: 2 cytospins  (DQ & Pap), 1 cell block (H&E)

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