Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 176-180

Calvarial tuberculosis presenting as cystic lesion: An unusual presentation in two patients

Department of Pathology, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Pratima Khare
Department of Pathology, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi - 110 085
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.168844

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Tuberculosis is a common disease in developing countries such as India, posing a major public health problem. With human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection being a global endemic, there has been a resurgence of tuberculosis even in developed countries. Tuberculosis may affect almost any part of the body. However, tuberculosis of the calvarium is very rare. Presentation of tuberculosis as a soft tissue swelling on the scalp poses a diagnostic problem. These two cases are being reported here to convey the utility of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in providing the confirmatory diagnosis obviating the need for invasive surgical procedure.

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