Anatomic pathology is the medical branch that studies the causes, development and consequences of diseases via various morphological techniques.
The Department of Anatomic Pathology at Hospital Ochoa carries out biopsies and cytologies, including immunohistochemical (IHC) studies.
Biopsies and general pathology
This covers various biopsies from almost any part of the body, with special emphasis on maxillofacial surgery, dermatopathology, gastroenterology (including celiac disease, colorectal cancer screening, and Barrett’s oesophagus), uropathology (including bladder and prostate) and osteoarticular and soft-tissue pathology.
At Hospital Ochoa, our team of pathologists is also responsible for IHC; hormone receptors, diagnostic markers and prognostic markers.
Within cytopathology, there are three distinct fields:
- Gynaecological cytology (Pap smear).
- General cytology (phlegm, urine, body cavity fluids, scrapings, etc.)
- Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for lumps or masses.