Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174--176

Cytological diagnosis of deep-seated cellular hemangioma of the parotid gland by using cell button technique


Sonam Sharma1, Rahul Mannan2, Tejinder Bhasin2 
1 Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonam Sharma
B-222 B, Florence Marvel, Sushant Lok - 3, Sector-57, Gurgaon, Haryana
India

Intraparotid hemangioma of the children is a rare neoplasm, posing diagnostic dilemma to the diagnosticians as well as treating clinicians. A 2-month-old male infant presented with a diffuse swelling in the parotid region since birth that was gradually increasing in size. The ultrasonography (USG) report was suggestive of a right intraparotid mass of uncertain etiology; whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) report inclined toward a mass associated with chronic inflammatory pathology. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) suggested two differentials - a vascular neoplasm of the parotid gland and a spindle cell neoplasm with increased vascularity. The lesion was reaspirated and a cell button was constructed from the aspirated material to reach a conclusive diagnosis by histopathological evaluation and immunohistochemistry (IHC) before attempting any intervention to treat the infant. The final diagnosis after histopathological and IHC studies was given as deep cellular intraparotid hemangioma. Subsequently, the patient was treated with single sitting bleomycin sclerotherapy. A simple technique of cell button resulted in sparing of hospitalization and surgical procedure in the infant.


How to cite this article:
Sharma S, Mannan R, Bhasin T. Cytological diagnosis of deep-seated cellular hemangioma of the parotid gland by using cell button technique.J Cytol 2016;33:174-176


How to cite this URL:
Sharma S, Mannan R, Bhasin T. Cytological diagnosis of deep-seated cellular hemangioma of the parotid gland by using cell button technique. J Cytol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];33:174-176
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