FINE-NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTODIAGNOSIS
Ravetto - Boccato
Although a recent technique, fine-needle aspiration is assuming an increasingly important role, due to the brilliant diagnostic results obtained. With this method, the nature of lesions of various organs can be established. This atlas by Ravetto and Boccato represents a valid demonstration of the employment of this technique. The volume is divided into chapters each dealing with a specific organ (brain, thyroid, liver, lung, etc.). The text is deliberately limited to brief technical notes, whereas great emphasis is given to the excellent photographic material. Concise but clear and exhaustive legends accompany the splendid slides which have been skillfully reproduced in color. The abundance of microscopic photographs of the most varied inflammatory and neoplastic diseases witness the competence and extraordinary experience of the authors in this delicate field. The text will prove invaluable not only to the pathologist who wishes to deepen his knowledge of fine-needle aspiration cytodiagnosis, but also to the clinician who wishes to acquire an understanding of the wide employment of this method.