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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.

Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis

Subacute granulomatous (De Quervain’s) thyroiditis: Fine-needle aspiration cytology and ultrasonographic characteristics of 21 cases CytoJournal 2015 12(1):9-9 : Vural Ç, Paksoy N, Gök ND, Yazal K. Subacute granulomatous (De Quervain’s) thyroiditis: Fine-needle aspiration cytology and ultrasonographic characteristics of 21 cases. CytoJournal [serial online] 2015 [cited 2015 May 29];12:9. Available from: http://www.cytojournal.com/text.asp?2015/12/1/9/157479 Background: Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (SGT) is an […]

New CP and AP Board Review Books for Upcoming Board Exams

NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 – Top clinical laboratory pathologists have developed the Clinical Pathology Board Review, a comprehensive study book for board exam preparation. Under the editorial direction of Dr. Steven Spitalnik, MD, Dr. Suzanne Arinsburg, DO, and Dr. Jeffrey Jhang, MD, several leading pathologists contributed authoritative content in a question and answer format […]

Pancreatobiliary Cytology: Proposed Guidelines

Proposed Guidelines for Standardized Terminology and Nomenclature for Pancreaticobiliary Cytology Pitman, M. B., Centeno, B. A., Ali, S. Z., Genevay, M., Stelow, E., Mino-Kenudson, M., Fernandez-del Castillo, C., Max Schmidt, C., Brugge, W., Layfield, L. (2014), Standardized terminology and nomenclature for pancreatobiliary cytology: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology guidelines. Diagn. Cytopathol., 42: 338–350. doi: 10.1002/dc.23092 […]

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 […]


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