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CASE REPORT
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-46

Creola body - Its significance


1 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India
2 Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Flora Dorothy Lobo
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
India
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Bronchial regenerative cells with nuclear atypia are often a cytodiagnostic pitfall in the evaluation of respiratory tract cytology. Creola bodies is the term given for these cytological mimics of malignant cells, when observed in the study of sputum cytology. We hereby report their presence in a young bronchial asthmatic patient.


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