Small Round Blue Cell Tumors: Ancillary Testing and Diagnosis
Maren Y. Fuller, MD
Many pediatric malignancies have different cytomorphology than adult malignancies, and the “small round blue cell tumor” represents the prototypical pediatric malignancy. Importantly, small round blue cells tumors have a broad differential diagnosis, and often fresh tissue triage is necessary for selection of appropriate ancillary testing. In addition to subtle morphologic clues, patient age and tumor location also narrow the differential diagnosis.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- To recognize the cytomorphology of small round blue cell tumors
- To provide an appropriate differential diagnosis of small round blue cell tumors, taking in to account cytomorphology, clinical setting, and tumor site
- To understand the appropriate ancillary testing required for small round blue cells tumors, including flow cytometry, molecular testing, and cytogenetics.
Maren Y. Fuller, MD
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hosptial
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
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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