Guidelines for the Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Epithelioid and Mixed-Type Malignant Mesothelioma

Hjerpe A., Ascoli V., Bedrossian C. W. M. , Boon M. E. , Creaney J., Davidson B., ...More

ACTA CYTOLOGICA, vol.59, no.1, pp.2-16, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000377697
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CYTOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.2-16


Objective: To provide practical guidelines for the cytopathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Data Sources: Cytopathologists with an interest in the field involved in the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) and the International Academy of Cytology (IAC) contributed to this update. Reference material includes peer-reviewed publications and textbooks. Rationale: This article is the result of discussions during and after the IMIG 2012 conference in Boston, followed by thorough discussions during the 2013 IAC meeting in Paris. Additional contributions have been obtained from cytopathologists and scientists who could not attend these meetings, with final discussions and input during the IMIG 2014 conference in Cape Town. (c) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel