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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Aspiration cytodiagnosis of metastatic lesions with special reference to primary sites


1 Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology, IPGME and R, Kolkata, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, IPGME and R, Kolkata, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, BC Roy Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, India
5 Ex. Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, IPGME and R, Kolkata, India

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One hundred and four metastatic tumours were diagnosed by needle aspiration, of which eighty were from lymph nodes, ten skeletal, eight in liver, five skin and soft tissues and one pleural. The cervical nodes were sites of metastasis from primaries in mouth, tongue, larynx, thyroid and lungs. The left supraclavicular lymph nodes received metastasis from malignancies of gastrointestinal tract, ovaries, testis, gallbladder and prostate. Right supraclavicular lymphnodes were sites of metastasis from gastrointestinal tract and gallbladder. Axillary lymph nodes were involved in carcinoma of breast and one squamous cell carcinoma from skin. Inguinal lymph nodes were involved in carcinomas of anal canal, rectum, penis, cervix, ovaries and lower extremeties. Scapula received metastasis from gastrointestinal tract, lungs, while lumbar vertebrae from ovaries and prostate, the long bones from kidneys, prostate and symphysis pubis from malignancies of bladder. The liver was the site of metastasis from malignancies of gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder and ovaries. The skin and soft tissues showed deposits from malignant melanoma, breast and lungs.


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