M B Pitman

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reducing or eliminating use of the category of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance decreases the diagnostic accuracy of the Papanicolaou smear
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 96:128-34. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology of the pancreas: a morphological and multimodal approach to the diagnosis of solid and cystic mass lesions
    M B Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cytopathology 18:331-47. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Prospective analysis of atypical epithelial cells as a high-risk cytologic feature for malignancy in pancreatic cysts
    Martha B Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cancer Cytopathol 121:29-36. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Hepatocyte paraffin 1 antibody does not distinguish primary ovarian tumors with hepatoid differentiation from metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma
    Martha B Pitman
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 23:58-64. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Techniques for thyroid FNA: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:407-24. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Cytological and cyst fluid analysis of small (< or =3 cm) branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms adds value to patient management decisions
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories and Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pancreatology 8:277-84. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Pancreatic cysts: preoperative diagnosis and clinical management
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:1-13. 2010
  8. doi request reprint High-grade atypical epithelial cells in pancreatic mucinous cysts are a more accurate predictor of malignancy than "positive" cytology
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, The James Homer Wright Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:434-40. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The fine-needle aspiration biopsy cytology of pancreatoblastoma
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    The James Homer Wright Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 31:402-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The clinical application and cost analysis of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of mass lesions in sarcoidosis
    R Tambouret
    James Homer Wright Laboratories of the General Hospital and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Chest 117:1004-11. 2000

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Reducing or eliminating use of the category of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance decreases the diagnostic accuracy of the Papanicolaou smear
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 96:128-34. 2002
    ..In the current study, the authors investigated the impact of reducing and eliminating this category on the sensitivity and predictive values for detecting squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology of the pancreas: a morphological and multimodal approach to the diagnosis of solid and cystic mass lesions
    M B Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cytopathology 18:331-47. 2007
    ..This review focuses on the multimodal approach at the Massachusetts General Hospital that utilizes clinical, cytological, radiological and ancillary studies in rendering a final cytological diagnosis...
  3. doi request reprint Prospective analysis of atypical epithelial cells as a high-risk cytologic feature for malignancy in pancreatic cysts
    Martha B Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cancer Cytopathol 121:29-36. 2013
    ..The objective of the current study was to assess the accuracy of AECs in predicting malignancy in pancreatic cysts...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hepatocyte paraffin 1 antibody does not distinguish primary ovarian tumors with hepatoid differentiation from metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma
    Martha B Pitman
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 23:58-64. 2004
    ..Hepatocyte paraffin 1, however, is not useful in distinguishing metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma from primary ovarian hepatoid carcinoma or hepatoid yolk sac tumor...
  5. doi request reprint Techniques for thyroid FNA: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:407-24. 2008
    ..http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov/pages/info/agenda/)..
  6. doi request reprint Cytological and cyst fluid analysis of small (< or =3 cm) branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms adds value to patient management decisions
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories and Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pancreatology 8:277-84. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to compare this proposed algorithm to one that incorporates cytology with less than malignant epithelial cells and cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)...
  7. doi request reprint Pancreatic cysts: preoperative diagnosis and clinical management
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:1-13. 2010
    ..High CEA level supports a mucinous cyst, as do KRAS mutation and good quality DNA levels. KRAS mutation and multiple LOH support malignancy...
  8. doi request reprint High-grade atypical epithelial cells in pancreatic mucinous cysts are a more accurate predictor of malignancy than "positive" cytology
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    Department of Pathology, The James Homer Wright Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:434-40. 2010
    ..In the current study, the authors hypothesized that a cytological threshold of high-grade atypical epithelial cells (AEC) is a more accurate predictor of malignancy...
  9. ncbi request reprint The fine-needle aspiration biopsy cytology of pancreatoblastoma
    Martha Bishop Pitman
    The James Homer Wright Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 31:402-6. 2004
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  10. ncbi request reprint The clinical application and cost analysis of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of mass lesions in sarcoidosis
    R Tambouret
    James Homer Wright Laboratories of the General Hospital and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Chest 117:1004-11. 2000
    ..We analyzed the utility and relative cost-effectiveness of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the clinical investigation of patients with both suspected and unsuspected sarcoidosis...
  11. pmc Whole-slide imaging digital pathology as a platform for teleconsultation: a pilot study using paired subspecialist correlations
    David C Wilbur
    Department of Pathology, James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 133:1949-53. 2009
    ..Before implementation, technical issues, pathologist adaptability, and morphologic pitfalls must be well characterized...
  12. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of autoimmune pancreatitis: diagnostic criteria and pitfalls
    Vikram Deshpande
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 29:1464-71. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Cytologic diagnosis of dysplasia in the alimentary tract
    Rosemary Tambouret
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 19:38-47. 2002
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  14. ncbi request reprint Low-density pheochromocytoma on CT: a mimicker of adrenal adenoma
    Michael A Blake
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, White 270, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 181:1663-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine if pheochromocytomas could be confused with adenomas by virtue of their attenuation values on unenhanced CT...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas: cytologic features in 14 cases
    Aliyah Rahemtullah
    The James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories and Cytopathology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 99:372-8. 2003
    ..In the current study, the authors describe their experience with the fine-aspiration biopsy (FNAB) diagnosis of ASCa and characterize cytologic features in 14 cases...
  16. doi request reprint Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: limitations and pitfalls of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy
    Nicole A Belsley
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 114:102-10. 2008
    ..In the current study, the authors evaluated the diagnostic sensitivity of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and cross-sectional imaging for SCA...
  17. ncbi request reprint Significance of endothelium in the fine-needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
    M B Pitman
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 12:208-14. 1995
    ..We conclude that the presence of endothelium, at least focally in either one or both distinctive patterns, is highly sensitive and specific for HCC and aides in distinguishing it from benign hepatocytic lesions, CC, and metastases...
  18. doi request reprint An algorithmic approach to the diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasms
    David S Klimstra
    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 133:454-64. 2009
    ..The pancreas gives rise to an array of distinct neoplasms that can be solid, cystic, or intraductal and can recapitulate the various lines of differentiation present in the normal gland...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cytologic features of clear cell sarcoma (malignant melanoma) of soft parts: a study of fine-needle aspirates and exfoliative specimens
    Andrew J Creager
    Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 117:217-24. 2002
    ..Owing to the rarity of CCS, the diagnosis on cytologic smears is extremely difficult and is aided substantially by pertinent clinical data. The diagnosis can be made conclusively by..
  20. ncbi request reprint Cytomorphology and B72.3 labeling of benign and malignant ductal epithelium in pancreatic lesions compared to gastrointestinal epithelium
    Ranjana S Nawgiri
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 35:300-5. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of Hurthle cell lesions of the thyroid gland: A cytomorphologic study of 139 cases with statistical analysis
    Danielle D Elliott
    Department of Pathology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 108:102-9. 2006
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  22. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma with a myxoid stroma: a diagnostic pitfall on fine-needle aspiration biopsy
    D Elliott
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 25:185-90. 2001
    ..Although HMB-45 is typically negative in both tumors, S100 should be strongly positive in myxoid MM and only focal in MPNST...
  23. doi request reprint Automated algorithm for differentiation of human breast tissue using low coherence interferometry for fine needle aspiration biopsy guidance
    BRIAN D GOLDBERG
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, 40 Blossom Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Biomed Opt 13:014014. 2008
    ..1% (89.7 to 99.9) sensitivity and 82.4% (65.5 to 93.2) specificity where the numbers in parentheses represent the 95% confidence intervals. These results suggest that LCI can be used to determine tissue type and guide FNAB of the breast...
  24. doi request reprint EUS-guided FNA for the diagnosis of GI stromal cell tumors: sensitivity and cytologic yield
    Paul S Sepe
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:254-61. 2009
    ..Studies to date evaluating the sensitivity of EUS-FNA for the diagnosis of GI stromal cell tumors (GIST) have been small, and few have relied on surgical histologic diagnosis as the reference standard...
  25. doi request reprint Molecular analysis of pancreatic cyst fluid: a comparative analysis with current practice of diagnosis
    Jian Shen
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 117:217-27. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Cytomorphology of gastric and duodenal epithelium and reactivity to B72.3: a baseline for comparison to pancreatic lesions aspirated by EUS-FNAB
    Julie A Nagle
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 33:381-6. 2005
    ..These baseline characteristics provide a template for assessing mucin and epithelial GM and DM contamination on pancreatic EUS-FNAB specimens...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis and classification of primary and recurrent lymphoma: a retrospective analysis of the utility of cytomorphology and flow cytometry
    H Y Dong
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Mod Pathol 14:472-81. 2001
    ..A mere cytological diagnosis of positive for lymphoma is no longer acceptable if FNAB is to become an independent diagnostic tool for lymphoma...
  28. ncbi request reprint The negative predicative value of breast fine-needle aspiration biopsy: the Massachusetts General Hospital experience
    Stephen K Lau
    Department of Pathology, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Breast J 10:487-91. 2004
    ..However, in the setting of a triple-negative test, the NPV in our patient population was 100%, reassuring the patient and clinician that clinical follow-up and not surgical intervention was sufficient for proper patient care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Rare benign and malignant appendiceal lesions: spectrum of computed tomography findings with pathologic correlation
    Yi You Chiou
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 27:297-306. 2003
    ..Radiologists need to understand the full spectrum of appendiceal abnormalities, their underlying pathologic changes, and associated CT imaging findings...
  30. ncbi request reprint Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 3-2005. A 14-year-old boy with recent slowing of growth and delayed puberty
    Esther J Israel
    Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:393-403. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Choriocarcinoma involving the pancreas as first manifestation of a metastatic regressing mixed testicular germ cell tumor
    Lan Wang
    Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Mod Pathol 17:1573-80. 2004
    ..Subsequent resection of the testicular mass confirmed the presence of a cystic and scarring (regressing) mixed germ cell tumor but without evidence of choriocarcinoma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Bronchogenic cyst of the gastric fundus presenting as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    Nicolas Melo
    Harvard Medical School, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:163-5. 2005
    ..The importance of this case is that it demonstrates a rare yet essential component to the differential diagnosis of lesions of the stomach...
  33. ncbi request reprint Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas: cytologic features predict histologic grade
    Paul J Michaels
    James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories and Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 108:163-73. 2006
    ..To the authors' knowledge, the cytologic features of this neoplasm are poorly characterized, especially with respect to tumor grade...