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About Jana Sullinger

GYN Pathologist and Cytopathologist. Special interest in quality assessment and use of online social media in sharing educational information about cytology and quality.

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: Diagnostic Pitfalls on FNA Cytology

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of thyroglossal duct cyst: Diagnostic pitfalls and a study of 14 cases Chandanwale SS, Buch AC, Chawla KR, Mittal PU. Fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroglossal duct cyst: Diagnostic pitfalls and a study of 14 cases. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2013 [cited 2014 Aug 20];10:104-7. Available from: http://www.thetrp.net/text.asp?2013/10/3/104/116136 Objectives: To review the […]

Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas-gene expression and signaling pathways

Characterization of gene expression and activated signaling pathways in solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of pancreas Modern Pathology advance online publication, September 27 2013. doi:10.1038/modpathol.2013.154 Authors: Minhee Park, Minhyung Kim, Daehee Hwang, Misun Park, Won Kyu Kim, Sang Kyum Kim, Jihye Shin, Eun Sung Park, Chang Moo Kang, Young-Ki Paik & Hoguen Kim In Brief: The authors characterize […]

Sarcoidosis vs Tuberculosis: Can cytomorphology distinguish the difference?

Can cytomorphology of granulomas distinguish sarcoidosis from tuberculosis? Retrospective study of endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspirate [EBUS-TBNA] of 49 granulomatous lymph nodes Gagandeep Kaur, Amit Dhamija, Jolsana Augustine, Pooja Bakshi, Kusum Verma CytoJournal 2013 10(1):19-19 Background: The differential diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and sarcoidosis on fine needle aspiration material is very challenging in tubercular […]

Adequacy of FNA specimens for HPV molecular testing in head and neck SCC

Adequacy of fine-needle aspiration specimens for human papillomavirus infection molecular testing in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Ricardo R Lastra, Michelle R Pramick, Megan O Nakashima, Gregory S Weinstein, Kathleen T Montone, Virginia A LiVolsi, Zubair W Baloch CytoJournal 2013 10(1):21-21 Background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is often associated with human […]

Newspath October 2013 – HER-2/neu Analysis in Gastroesophageal and Gastric Adenocarcinoma

HER-2/neu Analysis in Gastroesophageal and Gastric Adenocarcinoma Posted October 2, 2013 Keith Daniel Bohman, MD Carcinoma of the stomach is the fourth most common cancer and second most frequent cause of cancer-related mortality in the world.1–8 Surgical intervention, including gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy, is currently the only potential curative therapy in localized disease.3,5,6,8,9 However, gastric adenocarcinoma is often […]

Screening and dotting virtual slides: A new challenge for cytotechnologists

Walid E Khalbuss, Jackie Cuda, Ioan C Cucoranu CytoJournal 2013 10(1):22-22 Digital images are increasingly being used in cytopathology. Whole-slide imaging (WSI) is a digital imaging modality that uses computerized technology to scan and convert entire cytology glass slides into digital images that can be viewed on a digital display using the image viewer software. […]

Practical Non-GYN Application: Esophageal Perforation

Cytomorphology of Boerhaave’s syndrome: A critical value in cytology Walid E Khalbuss, Shveta Hooda, Manon Auger “This is a great practical application of non-GYN fluid cytology in a regular practice setting.” The Populist Cytologist  CytoJournal 2013 10(1):8-8 Spontaneous esophageal perforation into the pleural cavity (Boerhaave’s syndrome) is a rare life-threatening condition, which requires early diagnosis […]

Case Studies: Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Cervicovaginal Cytology

Metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma in cervicovaginal cytology specimens confirmed by immunocytochemical stains on liquid base specimens: Two study cases with review of the literature Muhammad Zulfiqar, Susan Liu, Dongping Shi, Shashi Madan, Suzanne Jacques, Laquita King, Vinod Shidham, Tamar Giorgadze CytoJournal 2013 10(1):9-9 Only a few cases of adenocarcinoma (ACA) metastatic to the female lower genital […]

In honour of Cytotechnology Day…

I received this submission from one of my Blog visitors, and have posted for everyone for Cytotechnology Day 2013. I encourage everyone to acknowledge each other on this special day, by posting comments to this post and in giving thanks to those who have had an impact on your career. You may also enjoy reading […]

New SPOT Insight™ Gigabit Camera Brings Microscopy Presentations to Life

Sterling Heights, MI, March 25, 2013 – SPOT Imaging Solutions, a leading manufacturer of scientific camera systems for microscopy, announces the launch of their new high speed SPOT Insight Gigabit Camera, with 4 MP resolution and a very large field of view that creates impressive live microscopy presentations for teaching and conferences. Designed for remarkable […]

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