Histopathology


Histopathology


Histopathology is the examination of biological tissues in order to observe the appearance of diseased cells in microscopic detail.

Histopathology typically involves a biopsy, which is a procedure involving taking a small sample of tissue, usually undertaken by a pathologist, who are experts in diagnoses of diseases.

Cytopathology is commonly used to investigate diseases involving a wide range of body sites, often to aid in the diagnosis of cancer but also in the diagnosis of some infectious diseases and other inflammatory conditions. For example, a common application of cytopathology is the Pap smear, a screening tool used to detect precancerous cervical lesions that may lead to cervical cancer.

Image guided biopsy has become the preferred procedure for extracting sample fluid/tissue for examination to check for presence, cause or extent of a disease. Image-Guided biopsies are an integral part of medical care, allowing the establishment of a histopathologic diagnosis through a minimally invasive procedure. Image-guided biopsies can be either fine needle aspirations or cores, or both. It has added benefits compared to surgical biopsy in that;

* It increases the accuracy of sample collection since the extraction process has visual guidance.
* It decreases patient exposure to invasive procedure.
* The procedure leaves a smaller wound compared to surgery reducing scar size and recovery time.
* It much cheaper than surgical biopsy.

This discipline is absolutely vital to the understanding and detection of diseases, which ultimately broadens and progresses treatment options in the majority of instances.

Dr. Abu Anis Khan

Consultant-Histo & Cytopathologist Consultation Schedule