Sara E Monaco

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Correlation of cytomorphology and molecular findings in EGFR+, KRAS+, and ALK+ lung carcinomas
    Zaibo Li
    Dept of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5150 Centre Ave, PO Box 2, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Am J Clin Pathol 141:420-8. 2014
  2. doi request reprint The cytomorphologic spectrum of salivary gland type tumors in the lung and mediastinum: a report of 16 patients
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:1062-70. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Cytomorphological and molecular genetic findings in pediatric thyroid fine-needle aspiration
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 120:342-50. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Benign non-infectious causes of lymphadenopathy: A review of cytomorphology and differential diagnosis
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:925-38. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Toxoplasmosis in a post-transplant bronchoalveolar lavage: a case report
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:629-34. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The role of axillary lymph node fine needle aspiration in breast cancer staging prior to chemotherapy with histological correlation
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, Magee Women s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15223, USA
    Acta Cytol 56:139-45. 2012
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of EGFR and KRAS status in primary lung carcinoma and matched metastases
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:94-102. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in pleural fluid: diagnostic pitfall for atypical mesothelial cells
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital, 5230 Centre Avenue, WG02 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:657-61. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations (EBUS-FNA): correlation with adequacy and histologic follow-up
    Arivarasan Karunamurthy
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Cancer Cytopathol 122:23-32. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status in the fine needle aspirates of metastatic breast carcinomas
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 41:308-15. 2013

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Correlation of cytomorphology and molecular findings in EGFR+, KRAS+, and ALK+ lung carcinomas
    Zaibo Li
    Dept of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5150 Centre Ave, PO Box 2, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Am J Clin Pathol 141:420-8. 2014
    ..Histologic studies have suggested some morphologic features predominating in tumors. Our aim was to determine if mutated cases had distinct cytomorphology...
  2. doi request reprint The cytomorphologic spectrum of salivary gland type tumors in the lung and mediastinum: a report of 16 patients
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:1062-70. 2012
    ..5% of the patients), and the most common histological subtype was ACC, followed by SDC. This study also illustrates the cytomorphologic features and diagnostic pitfalls of these unusual SGTTs...
  3. doi request reprint Cytomorphological and molecular genetic findings in pediatric thyroid fine-needle aspiration
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 120:342-50. 2012
    ..Although thyroid nodules in children are rare, the rate of malignancy is high. The authors' aim was to analyze the cytomorphology and mutational profiles in pediatric thyroid fine-needle aspirations (FNAs)...
  4. doi request reprint Benign non-infectious causes of lymphadenopathy: A review of cytomorphology and differential diagnosis
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:925-38. 2012
    ..This article reviews the practical role of FNA in the evaluation of these benign, non-infectious causes of lymphadenopathy and focuses on their cytomorphology and differential diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint Toxoplasmosis in a post-transplant bronchoalveolar lavage: a case report
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:629-34. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint The role of axillary lymph node fine needle aspiration in breast cancer staging prior to chemotherapy with histological correlation
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, Magee Women s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15223, USA
    Acta Cytol 56:139-45. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to review the axillary LN FNAs performed at our institution prior to treatment, and to correlate their results with the available LN histology in order to evaluate the diagnostic utility of FNA...
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of EGFR and KRAS status in primary lung carcinoma and matched metastases
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:94-102. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that the EGFR and KRAS status of primary lung carcinomas may not predict the status in the corresponding metastases. This observation may have important implications for molecular testing for targeted therapies...
  8. doi request reprint Pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in pleural fluid: diagnostic pitfall for atypical mesothelial cells
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital, 5230 Centre Avenue, WG02 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:657-61. 2008
    ..Our case highlights the important issues and pitfalls to be aware of when making this diagnosis...
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations (EBUS-FNA): correlation with adequacy and histologic follow-up
    Arivarasan Karunamurthy
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Cancer Cytopathol 122:23-32. 2014
    ..In this study, the authors evaluated their experience with EBUS-FNAs and correlated the findings with adequacy and histologic follow-up...
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status in the fine needle aspirates of metastatic breast carcinomas
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 41:308-15. 2013
    ..The addition of HER2 gene amplification FISH test helps in accurate assessment of HER2 status in metastatic breast carcinomas...
  11. doi request reprint Indeterminate pediatric thyroid fine needle aspirations: a study of 68 cases
    Matthew Smith
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acta Cytol 57:341-8. 2013
    ..This study analyzes indeterminate thyroid FNAs in children, and correlates these findings with the histological features...
  12. doi request reprint Fluorescence in situ hybridization studies on direct smears: an approach to enhance the fine-needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 117:338-48. 2009
    ..The aim of the current study was to determine whether FISH studies performed on unstained direct smears improved the ability to diagnose and/or subclassify B-NHL on FNAB...
  13. doi request reprint Cytopathology of extracranial ectopic and metastatic meningiomas
    Rebecca Ocque
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acta Cytol 58:1-8. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to report our experience with a series of ectopic and metastatic meningiomas, characterizing their cytomorphology with histological correlation...
  14. pmc Testicular touch preparation cytology in the evaluation of male infertility
    Isil Z Yildiz-Aktas
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cytojournal 8:24. 2011
    ..Touch preparations (TP) of these biopsies have been infrequently used. The aim of this study is to report our experience with using testicular biopsy TP for the evaluation of male infertility...
  15. pmc Review of HIV-Related Cytopathology
    Tee U Lang
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Patholog Res Int 2011:256083. 2011
    ..This paper covers the broad spectrum of disease entities likely to be encountered with human immunodeficiency virus-related cytopathology...
  16. doi request reprint The diagnostic utility of p16 FISH and GLUT-1 immunohistochemical analysis in mesothelial proliferations
    Sara E Monaco
    Dept of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 135:619-27. 2011
    ..004). Our results demonstrate that p16 FISH is a more sensitive and specific test than GLUT-1 immunohistochemical analysis and can be a more reliable ancillary tool to support the diagnosis of mesothelioma...
  17. doi request reprint A validation study of quantum dot multispectral imaging to evaluate hormone receptor status in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast
    Jing Yu
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Hum Pathol 44:394-401. 2013
    ..However, several technical and logistic issues await significant improvement before this novel technique can be justified for routine clinical application...
  18. pmc Solitary Tracheobronchial Papilloma: Cytomorphology and ancillary studies with histologic correlation
    Tee U Lang
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cytojournal 8:6. 2011
    ..These lesions may be mistaken in cytology specimens for squamous cell carcinoma, squamous-lined cavitary lesions, an infectious (fungal) process, reactive squamous metaplasia, or oral contamination...
  19. pmc Cytomorphology of Erdheim-Chester disease presenting as a retroperitoneal soft tissue lesion
    Bibianna Purgina
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cytojournal 8:22. 2011
    ..ECD requires a morphologic diagnosis that fits with the appropriate clinical context. This case describes the cytomorphologic features of ECD and highlights the role of cytology in helping reach a diagnosis of this rare disorder...
  20. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy and limitations of fine-needle aspiration cytology of bone and soft tissue lesions: a review of 1114 cases with cytological-histological correlation
    Walid E Khalbuss
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 118:24-32. 2010
    ..This study investigates the diagnostic utility of FNA biopsy, in addition to the diagnostic pitfalls, in soft tissue and bone cytopathology...
  21. pmc The spectrum of coincident entities with small lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia (SLL/CLL) diagnosed by cytology
    Hannah A Kastenbaum
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cytojournal 7:20. 2010
    ..There are only a few reports of other processes identified with SLL/CLL. The aim of this study was to review the fine needle aspiration (FNA) and touch prep (TP) diagnoses of SLL/CLL in order to identify any coincident entities...
  22. pmc Use of a laboratory information system driven tool for pre-signout quality assurance of random cytopathology reports
    Sonal Kamat
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pathol Inform 2:42. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to review our experience and the effectiveness of this novel PQAT tool in cytology...
  23. pmc Salivary duct carcinoma with striking neutrophil-tumor cell cannibalism
    Payam Arya
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cytojournal 8:15. 2011
    ....
  24. pmc The cytomorphologic spectrum of small-cell carcinoma and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma in body cavity effusions: A study of 68 cases
    Walid E Khalbuss
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cytojournal 8:18. 2011
    ..Small-cell carcinoma (SCC) and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) are uncommon in serous body cavity effusions. The purpose of this study is to examine the cytomorphological spectrum of SCC and LCNEC in body cavity serous fluids...
  25. doi request reprint Cytologic subtyping of lung adenocarcinoma by using the proposed International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) adenocarcinoma classification
    Erika F Rodriguez
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Cancer Cytopathol 121:629-37. 2013
    ..It is uncertain whether proposed morphologic subtyping of ADC can be applied to small specimens. The objective of this study was to assess the applicability of morphologic subtyping of ADC on cytologic specimens...
  26. doi request reprint Mucinous tumors of the ovary: diagnostic challenges at frozen section and clinical implications
    Ashley Ann Storms
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 125:75-9. 2012
    ..Given the paucity of data on this subject, our objective was to determine the reliability of FS diagnosis in ovarian mucinous tumors...
  27. doi request reprint Cytomorphology of crystal storing histiocytosis in the breast associated with lymphoma: a case report
    Faye F Gao
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Acta Cytol 55:302-6. 2011
    ..Thus, awareness of this rare entity and its frequent association with lymphoproliferative disorders is useful in order to triage a specimen appropriately and exclude the possibility of a lymphoproliferative process...
  28. pmc Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastases to the pancreas: A study of 25 cases
    Christopher M Gilbert
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, S 417 BST, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Cytojournal 8:7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the cytomorphology, clinical findings, and results of ancillary studies in a large series of these unusual cases...
  29. pmc Diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls in rapid on-site evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Cytojournal 7:9. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint The transcription factor ATF5 is widely expressed in carcinomas, and interference with its function selectively kills neoplastic, but not nontransformed, breast cell lines
    Sara E Monaco
    Department of Pathology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Cancer 120:1883-90. 2007
    ..Our data demonstrate elevated ATF5 expression in a wide variety of neoplasms and that interference with ATF5 function selectively triggers death of breast carcinoma cells. Such findings may have potential therapeutic application...