Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65--69

Fine needle aspiration cytology of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath


Uma Handa1, Savita Arya2, Rajpal Singh Punia3, Harsh Mohan4 
1 Reader, Dept. of Pathology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
2 Senior Resident, Dept. of Pathology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Pathology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
4 Professor and Head, Dept. of Pathology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Harsh Mohan
Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology, Sarai Building, Sector 32-A, CHANDIGRAH-160 047
India

Giant cell tumor of tendon seath (GCTTS) is slow-growing, well-circumscribed nodule arising from the synovial membrane lining cells. We studied FNA smears of a series of six cases. The cytologic pattern was diagnostic of GCTTS in all the six cases, which was confirmed by histopathologic examination. The cytologic findings suggesting a diagnosis of GCTTS include high cellularity, a large number of multinucleate giant cells, a prominent population of mononuclear cells occurring singly, and the presence of stromal hyalinisation, hemosiderin-laden macrophages, vacuolated cells and a few histiocytes in the background. Stromal hyalinisaton which was noted in 4 cases has not been yet described in cytology material.


How to cite this article:
Handa U, Arya S, Punia RS, Mohan H. Fine needle aspiration cytology of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath.J Cytol 2002;19:65-69


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Handa U, Arya S, Punia RS, Mohan H. Fine needle aspiration cytology of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath. J Cytol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Apr 10 ];19:65-69
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