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Fine needle aspiration cytology in cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis.
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PMID:  17536539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: We present 7 cases of endometriosis in abdominal wall, inguinal region and perineum diagnosed by FNAC. All cases were confirmed with histologic follow-up. Cytologic and histologic material was prepared using standard methods. RESULTS: The smears were highly cellular, showing a hemorrhagic background with hemosiderin-laden macrophages and sheets of epithelial and stromal cells. Occasionally, these cellular components were closely associated. CONCLUSION: FNAC is useful in the diagnosis of cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis, providing a rapid and accurate preoperative diagnosis.
Inmaculada Catalina-Fernández; Dolores López-Presa; Javier Sáenz-Santamaria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cytologica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0001-5547     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cytol.     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-31     Completed Date:  2007-06-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370307     Medline TA:  Acta Cytol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Perpetual Aid University Hospital, Badajoz, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Wall / pathology*
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Endometriosis / pathology*
Epithelial Cells / pathology
Macrophages / pathology
Perineum / pathology*
Skin / pathology*
Skin Diseases / pathology*
Stromal Cells / pathology

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