The Diagnostic Cytopathology Unit is responsible for the hospital diagnostic requirements. Especially there are the following special units:

  • Exfiliative cytopathology
  • FNA cytology
  • Population Based Screening
  • Intraoperative cytology

 

 

 

 

 

Members

  • Magdalini Stamataki, Cytopathologist
  • Dionision Anoinos, Cytopathologist
  • Niki Margari, Cytopathologist, PhD
  • Christos meristoudis, Cytopathologist

Examinations -Techniques

FEMALE GENITAL TRACT

  • Liquid Based Cytology of Cervicovaginal smears (The ThinPrep pap-test)
  • Liquid Based Cytology of endometrial smears
  • Liquid Based Cytology of ovarian lesions
  • Liquid Based Cytology of Douglas space aspiration material

 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Investigation by conventional cytology and liquid based cytology of:

  • The upper and lower respiratory tract via sputum cytology, bronchial washings, material obtained by a brush and FNA
  • Bronchoalveolar washings (BAL)
  • Lesions after radiotherapy or chemotherapy

BODY CAVITY FLUIDS

Investigation liquid based cytology technique of primary and metastatic benign and malignant lesions of body cavities

CSF

Investigation by conventional cytology and liquid based cytology of  inflammatory lesions from primary and metastatic malignant CNS tumors

SYNOVIAL FLUID

Investigation by conventional cytology and liquid based cytology of inflammatory lesions from primary and metastatic malignant tumors

GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

  • Oesophagus: Investigation via liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors
  • Stomach: Investigation via liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors
  • Bile duct: Investigation via liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors
  • Intestine: Investigation via liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors

 URINARY SYSTEM

  • Urine free urination: Investigation via conventional cytology and liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors
  • Urine after catheterisation: Investigation via conventional cytology and liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors
  • Bladder washings: Investigation via conventional cytology and liquid based cytology technique of inflammatory lesions and malignant tumors

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC)

Investigation of benign and malignant lesions FROM "superficial" and "deep" organs (breast, liver, pancreas, thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, lungs, bones, soft tissues, kidney, mediastinum, retroperitoneal, etc.) with conventional cytology and liquid based cytology methods

POPULATION BASED SCREENING

Support of population based prevention programs for cervical cancer, breast cancer, lower urinary tract and colon by means of conventional cytology and liquid based cytology

CYTOLOGY OF FROZEN SECTIONS

Intraoperative investigation of benign and malignant lesions from "superficial" and "deep" organs (breast, liver, pancreas, lymph nodes, lungs, bones, soft tissues, kidney, ovary, mediastinum, retroperitoneal, etc.) using methods conventional cytology or liquid based cytology methods

In some cases, however, the morphology alone is insufficient for safe diagnosis but requires special techniques, which are covered by the rest of the units.

 Research activities

  • Evaluation of modern classification systems for cytological lesions such as Bethesda and/or WHO
  • Development of Population based screening programs
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