Journal of Cytology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 196--199

Cytological diagnosis and misdiagnosis of nodular fasciitis


Deepa Rani1, Arsh Gupta2 
1 Department of Pathology, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Deepa Rani
Department of Pathology, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, 31/188, Kaveri Vihar, Phase I Road, Agra - 282 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly growing, self-limiting, subcutaneous nodular cytologic exuberant fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferation prone to cytological misdiagnosis. Aims: This study aimed at finding out the utility of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from NF patients and to validate the diagnostic features. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised 11 cases diagnosed as NF on cytology or subsequent histology. Results: Out of 11 cases, 9 were cytologically diagnosed as NF. Two cases were misdiagnosed as sarcoma as proven histologically. Of the 9 cases of NF, spontaneous resolution occurred in 7 cases in 2–16 weeks; excisional biopsy was undertaken in the other 2 cases. Conclusion: On cytology, NF reveals hypercellular, polymorphic, dispersed cell population, which is most commonly misdiagnosed as sarcoma. For this reason, FNAC has to be correlated with clinical data and followed up for the anticipated spontaneous regression.


How to cite this article:
Rani D, Gupta A. Cytological diagnosis and misdiagnosis of nodular fasciitis.J Cytol 2019;36:196-199


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Rani D, Gupta A. Cytological diagnosis and misdiagnosis of nodular fasciitis. J Cytol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];36:196-199
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