Cite this page: Yu G. Cytopathology competency assessment - metastases. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mdstnmcytcompmetastases.html. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Medical knowledge, practice based learning and systems based practice
- Recognize that metastases represent the most common pathologic process diagnosed in the mediastinum by FNA biopsy
- Become familiar with the most common primary tumor sites which may metastasize to the mediastinum, leading to FNA biopsy
- Recognize the importance of obtaining adequate tumor cellularity for cell block preparations when special stains are anticipated in the case of metastatic lesions
- Become familiar with immunohistochemical staining panels which may be of use in identifying the primary tumor subtype, regardless of the presence or absence of pertinent clinical history