Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Cytological findings of an extragonadal yolk sac tumor presenting at an unusual site

1 Department of Pathology, Pt. BD Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of pathology, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Shahdara, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.155242

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Yolk sac tumor (YST) is a rare neoplasm that affects children and adolescents. Fine needle aspiration biopsy is an extremely useful procedure for the diagnosis of YST. Main objective is to describe the characteristic cytological features of fine needle aspirates of YST. We report a case of YST in a 4-year-old male child occurring at paravertebral region showing cytomorphological details.

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