Practical Approach to FNA of Soft Tissue Lesions
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Soft tissue cytopathology is challenging. There are a wide variety of lesions with overlapping morphologic features to consider. Also, the rarity of these entities and lack of experience among cytologists adds to the challenge. The aim of this cyto-econference is to present a practical approach to interpreting FNA cases of soft tissue lesions. This involves evaluating the predominant cell type present combined with background pattern recognition. This talk will cover adipocytic, spindled, myxoid, small round cell, epithelioid, giant cell rich, and pleomorphic soft tissue entities. Integration of clinical, cytologic and ancillary study findings to reach an accurate diagnosiswcill also be demonstrated.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Review principles involved when performing FNA of soft tissue lesions
- Summarize practical diagnostic categories used in soft tissue cytopathology
- Discuss ancillary techniques used to evaluate soft tissue lesions
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Professor of Pathology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (CC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 2.0 SAM Credit Hours.
Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 MOC II
- 2.00 Participant