Table 1

Most common conditions considered as CV by participants of present survey.

Conditions

Number of Refers


Acute leukemia in bone marrow specimens

52

FS reports

26

Unexpected Malignancy

23

Mucor mycosis

12

All malignancies

9

High grade lymphomas

9

Unsuitable or absent specimen

9

Breast malignancy

7

Malignancy in endoscopic specimens

6

Malignancy in FNA

6

Malignant melanoma

6

Brain Tumors

5

CIN II and III

5

Malignant cells in cytology of fluids

5

Tuberculosis

5

Unexpected Benignancy

5

Bone marrow biopsy for thrombocytopenia

4

Difference with previous pathologic diagnosis

4

Necrotizing vasculitis

4

Renal needle biopsy in transplanted kidney

4

CSF cytology with malignant or leukemic cells

3

Cutaneous vesiculo-bullous diseases

3

Fluid cytology

3

Mediastinal lymphoblastic lymphoma

3

Metastatic tumors

3

Septic arthritis

3

Wilm's tumor

3

Mediastinal mass in SVC syndrome

3


Second column numbers depict how many times the condition was referred by participants.

Mireskandari Diagnostic Pathology 2008 3:30   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-30

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