Atlas of Synovial Fluid Cytopathology
This color atlas details the macroscopic and microscopic findings possible within synovial fluid and explains their diagnostic significance. A discussion of joints, joint structure, joint disease, and normal synovial fluid is followed by a section on technical aspects of synovial fluid examination.
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acute ankylosing spondylitis Apoptotic Arthritis Rheum aspiration birefringent blood bone calcium pyrophosphate cartilage cells Eosinophils Apoptotic cells Features indicating cells/mm3 Chapter chondrocytes Clin clinical clot Viscosity Ragocytes commonly contain crossed polarizers cytocentrifuge preparations cytological cytoplasm diagnostic applications Disease significance disorders fibrin findings The synovial fragments Freemont gout granules haemarthrosis hydroxyapatite hydroxyapatite crystals infective arthritis inflammation intra-articular haemorrhage joint disease juvenile chronic arthritis knee ligament lipid lymphocytes Lymphocytes LMN Macrophages macrophages mast cells microscope monosodium urate Nomarski phase optics non-inflammatory arthropathies normal nucleated cell count opalescent osteoarthritis pale yellow patients with rheumatoid plasma cells polarized light polymorphs primary inflammatory arthropathy protein pseudogout psoriatic arthritis ragocyte count rare reactive arthritis Reiter's Rheumatic rheumatoid arthritis rheumatoid disease seen septic arthritis seronegative spondylarthropathies syndrome Synopsis of diagnostic synovial fluid analysis synovial fluid cytoanalysis Synovial fluid findings synoviocytes synovium systemic lupus erythematosus trauma Typical synovial fluid urate crystals usually viewed between crossed wet prep