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CASE REPORT
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Role of alkaline phosphatase in cytodiagnosis of osteosarcoma - A report two cases


1 Sr. Resident, Cytopathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi -110 002, India
2 Professor, Cytopathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi -110 002, India
3 Assistant Professor, Cytopathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi -110 002, India

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Shyama Jain
Professor of Pathology, 20/59, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi 110 003
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Role of alkaline phosphate (AP) in fine needle aspiration (FNA) smears was evaluated in two cases of osteosarcoma (OS). Clinicopathological features were reviewed. In first case of primary OS clinicoradioiogical features were equivocal and cytomorphology suggested a malignant round cell tumour. Staining forAP on FNA smear was negative. FNA provides fresh material fot enzyme studies, which might be helpful in the disputed cases.


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