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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221-223

Intraparotid schwannoma masquerading as primary spindle cell tumour of parotid: A diagnostic pitfall


Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Jenna B Bhattacharya
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DOI: 10.4103/JOC.JOC_147_15

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A middle-aged female presented with a painless, slowly growing mass in the left parotid region; fine needle aspiration cytology from the mass showed uniform spindle cells in a fibrillary background with some cells showing palisading. A cytodiagnosis of schwannoma was given, which was further confirmed on biopsy.


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