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CASE REPORT
Year : 2001  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-176

Syncytial variant of nodular sclerosing hodgkin's disease diagnosed by sputum cytology - A case report


1 Research Fellow, Division of Cytology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India
2 Scientific Officer, Division of Cytology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India
3 Consultant Pathologist and Officer-in-Charge, Division of Cytology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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Savita Arya
17-A, Dhwalgiri, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400 094
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Mediastinal Hodgkin's disease in young females is usually of the nodular sclerosing type. Pulmonary involvement is seen in 15-50%cases of Hodgkin's disease. It is possible to suggest a diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease in sputum by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. We report herewith a case of a 22-year-old female diagnosed bypost-bronchoscopy sputum cytology and confirmed by histopathology. A transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy proved inconclusive.


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