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   2005| January-March  | Volume 22 | Issue 1  
    Online since August 6, 2018

 
 
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Application of cytology in the diagnosis of fungal infections of the skin
G Mehdi, V Maheshwari, S Gaur, K Alam, A Malik
January-March 2005, 22(1):28-31
This study evaluates the role of cytology in diagnosing fungal infections of the skin. Five cases of cutaneous mycosis were studied by cytology. These included chromomycosis, candidiasis, alternariosis, blastomycosis and sporotrichosis. Diagnosis was attempted by cytological methods. Confirmation was done by biopsy and fungal culture. Three of these five cases could be diagnosed by cytology. The final diagnosis was established by histopathological examination and fungal culture.
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Conventional pap-smear screening for Human Papilloma virus Related lesions of the cervix
Anuradha , A Sinha
January-March 2005, 22(1):32-34
A screening by conventional pap-smear was carried out on 1503 women within the age group of 20-70 years who came for routine check-up. The aim of this study was to detect incidence of different cervical lesions of Human papilloma virus infection, such as low-grade squamous intraepithelial and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions including invasive carcinoma. As conventional Pap-smear tests are done routinely, reliable and have consistently satisfactory sensitivity and specificity, they were used to screen for the lesions of human papilloma virus. Pap smear is the time tested, reliable investigative tool we can rely upon in detecting the earliest precancerous lesions in cervix and vagina in a general population.
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Crush preparation cytology of gastroesophageal malignancies
KN Jaiswal, PS Umap, N Jaiswal, AV Shrikhande
January-March 2005, 22(1):35-38
The diagnostic value of crush preparation cytology of endoscopic biopsy samples from gastroesophageal malignancies was studied with the aim to evaluate accuracy of this new technique and comparison with that of conventional histopathology. The accuracy of crush cytology as compared to biopsy was 96.08%. Correlation of cytological and histopathological subtypes was found in 95.92%. The crush cytology is very important diagnostic technique as it expedites the work up of patients. It gives positive yield even if biopsy specimen contains some representative material but insufficient material for definite histological categorisation. This technique can be a useful adjunct to the two conventional methods of endoscopic biopsy and brush cytology.
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CASE REPORTS
Cytological diagnosis of gout - A report of two cases
A Ramdas, JJ Gnanadoss, A Mani, RG Varghese
January-March 2005, 22(1):48-49
Definitive diagnosis of gout requires demonstration of the monosodium urate crystals under polarized light. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the tophi can be used for early diagnosis as crystals can be demonstrated in wet mounts and stained smears. We report two cases of arthritis in which FNAC played a role in rapid diagnosis of gout and the early institution of treatment.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Intra-Operative imprint cytodiagnosis of breast lesions - A current perspective
AL Hemalatha, M Vidyakumari, S Rupashree
January-March 2005, 22(1):23-27
Intra-operative cytology of imprint smears is an extremely valuable tool in determining the precise area of surgical extirpation of tumours. This study investigates the value of intra-operative imprint cytology in 799 breast lesions. The technique yielded rapid results when coupled with rapid Hematoxylin and Eosin and rapid Papanicolaou methods of staining. Diagnostic accuracy rate in the present study was 100% for benign lesions and 96.7% for malignant lesions. Clinical correlation contributed to a significant extent towards appropriate cytodiagnosis. In spite of advent of newer diagnostic modalities, imprint cytology still holds a key position in intra-operative cytodiagnosis even in the current perspective especially in a setup where facilities for frozen section are not available.
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Aspiration smear pattern as a predictor of biological behaviour in breast carcinoma
A Dash, R Mohanty, R Mallik, K Dash
January-March 2005, 22(1):19-22
Assessment of the biological aggressiveness of cancer without removing it would be valuable. Cytologic nuclear grading is considered one of the most important prognostic factors in breast cancer. In the present study, we have tried to assess the cytologic grade in FNA smears of breast cancer and compared it with histologic grade to evaluate its reproducibility. Fine needle aspirates from 93 patients of infiltrating duct carcinoma, not otherwise specified , of breast were obtained and stained with Papanicoloaou and H&E stains. They were graded by the scoring system established by Taniguchi et al. The cytologic grade was correlated with histologic grade and lymph node status. Positive correlation between cytologic and histologic grade was seen in 77.4% of cases. Forty-six percent of lymphnodes were found to be positive showing metastatic deposits. Nuclear grade can be used as a key prognostic factor and predictor of tumor aggressiveness in FNA smears of breast carcinoma. It is easily performed and should be included in reports of breast cancer.
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Diagnostic accuracy of FNAC in salivary gland lesions
V Kaur, J Chawda, R Shah
January-March 2005, 22(1):15-18
This study was undertaken to determine the usefulness of FNAC in the preoperative diagnosis of salivary gland lesions. Thirty four patients of salivary gland lesions were investigated during the period February 1999 to November 2001 with preoperative fine needle aspiration cytology followed by post operative" histopathological examination. There were 15 inflammatory and benign lesions, and 19 malignant lesions. Among the inflammatory and benign lesions, correlation of cytodiagnosis with histopathological diagnosis was found in 100% cases of chronic sialadenitis, 75% cases of pleomorphic adenoma, and 50% cases of Warthin's tumor . Among the malignant lesions, positive correlation was seen in 40% cases of mucoepidermoid carcinoma, 66.7% cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma, 100% cases of adenocarcinoma, 66.7% cases of epidermoid carcinoma and 50% cases of undifferentiated carcinoma. Overall diagnostic accuracy of FNAC of salivary gland lesions was 62.9%. The sensitivity of the technique was 88.2% and specificity was 80%. Hence FNAC is a sensitive and specific technique for preoperative diagnosis of salivary gland lesions.
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CASE REPORTS
Diagnostic evaluation of epileptic patients: Basic tenets not to be forgotten
S Chaturvedi, K Bala, R Thakur, A Bhatia
January-March 2005, 22(1):46-47
Epilepsy is a group of conditions which may reflect diverse brain disorders or an otherwise normal nervous system. It has been observed that often advanced investigations like EEG, MEG, CT, MR, PET, SPECT etc. are requested for without following the basic tenets of physical examination. A report of a series of four patients where a simple physical examination followed by fine needle aspiration cytology helped in the diagnostic evaluation of cases is presented here.
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Cytodiagnosis of lingual granular cell tumor
RS Garbyal, P Kumar, S Rajagopal, C Vani
January-March 2005, 22(1):44-45
The commonest site of granular cell tumor is tongue. FNAC should be the first line of investigation, which always complements the histopathological diagnosis and helps to avoid misdiagnosing this tumor as squamous cell carcinoma, especially when the biopsy is superficial.
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Fine needle aspiration cytology of bilateral ovarian clear cell carcinoma in a young female
SR Desai, VD Dombale, SR Kanetkar, Y Patil, AJ Jadhav
January-March 2005, 22(1):39-41
Bilateral ovarian clear cell carcinomas are rare. They are extremely rare at a young age of 20 years. There are very few reports of bilateral clear cell carcinomas diagnosed by aspiration cytology. Papillary formations, clear cells, hobnail cells and basement membrane like material are diagnostic features in cytology.
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A case of fibroadenoma with spontaneous infarction
S Kumar, KR Iyengar, S Rajagopal, SK Roy
January-March 2005, 22(1):42-43
Spontaneous infarction of fibroadenoma is a rare complication. Infarction following fine needle aspiration has been reported in the literature. It is also frequently associated with pregnancy and lactation. It is essential to distinguish spontaneous infarction of fibroadenoma from other malignant and inflammatory conditions on fine needle aspirate smears. In this report we present the case of a fourteen year old girl referred for FNAC of a breast lump. Smears showed acellular necrotic material and many degenerated and viable clumps of cells. Most of the cells were singly dispersed in the background. FNAC report was inconclusive and the lump was excised. Histological diagnosis of fibroadenoma with infarction was established. Spontaneous infarction of fibroadenoma should be distinguished from carcinoma and other inflammatory conditions on FNAC. Cytopathologists should be aware of this entity to avoid an erroneous diagnosis of carcinoma or inflammatory lesions of breast.
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ARTICLES
Symposium on salivary gland lesions: Non-Neoplastic lesions and benign neoplasms
G Jayaram
January-March 2005, 22(1):8-10
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Symposium on salivary gland lesions: Common malignant salivary gland tlimors
K Verma
January-March 2005, 22(1):11-13
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Symposium on salivary gland lesions: Rare malignant tumors of salivary gland
RGW Pinto
January-March 2005, 22(1):13-14
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
FNAC of sebaceous gland carcinoma of the upper eyelid
K Mardi, N Prasher
January-March 2005, 22(1):50-50
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ARTICLES
Symposium on salivary gland lesions: Introduction
S Satyanarayana
January-March 2005, 22(1):7-8
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GYTOCON 2004: Thirty fourth annual conference of indian academy of cytologists, Bhopal, 16th - 19th Dec 2004
NK Chaturvedi
January-March 2005, 22(1):5-6
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