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High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma presenting as an abscess: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18677755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NEC) comprise about 2% of all carcinomas. Review of the literature indicates only a few cases of NEC presenting as an abscess, all having been diagnosed by tissue biopsy. Here, we report the FNA diagnosis of a high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma presenting as an abscess of the axilla/chest wall in a 68-year-old man and review the pertinent literature.
Jonathon B Herbst; Ann E Walts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Neurosecretory Systems / pathology*

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