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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of extra-adrenal paragangliomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9134336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied nine histologically proved cases of extra-adrenal paragangliomas. Of these, eight cases were correctly diagnosed preoperatively by FNA cytology. Salient cytological features included clusters and discretely scattered cells, with occasional acinar configuration. The cells showed moderate to abundant slightly basophilic cytoplasm with ill-defined margins and round to oval nuclei with mild to marked nuclear pleomorphism. Fine reddish intracytoplasmic granules were also noted (six cases). Cytological features along with clinical data are quite diagnostic of paragangliomas. A correct preoperative cytological diagnosis helps to prevent undue surgical complications.
R S Rana; P Dey; A Das
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0956-5507     ISO Abbreviation:  Cytopathology     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-01     Completed Date:  1997-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010345     Medline TA:  Cytopathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Carotid Body Tumor / diagnosis
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / diagnosis*

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