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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Fine needle aspiration cytology and cell block in the diagnosis of seminoma testis


Department of Pathology, J. S. S Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Abhishant Pandey
J. S. S. Hospital, Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.76950

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Testicular neoplasms which show a wide variety of morphologic types, comprise a small proportion of malignancies. Early identification and treatment is essential for achieving long term survival. The cytologic findings in fine needle aspiration smears from left testicular swelling of a 49 year old male suggestive of a germ cell tumor was complimented by cell block preparation as seminoma. This was confirmed by histopathologic studies. We are presenting this case to emphasize that cell block can be used for diagnosis of testicular tumors.


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