Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--85

Diagnosis of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman Disease) by fine needle aspiration cytology


Rashmi Kushwaha, Charanjeet Ahluwalia, Varuna Sipayya 
 Department of Pathology, Safdarjung Hospital and VMMC, New Delhi, India

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Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman disease) is a rare benign disease of unknown etiology presenting with massive lymphadenopathy. These cases can often be misdiagnosed as lymphoma. Hence, it is important to distinguish Rosai-Dorfman disease from lymphoma and other causes of histiocytosis because of the different treatment modalities. We report here a case of Rosai-Dorfman presenting with massive bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. We conclude that fine needle aspiration cytology is a useful and reliable tool for the diagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease due to which biopsy can be avoided in these patients, thus, reducing inconvenience to patients.


How to cite this article:
Kushwaha R, Ahluwalia C, Sipayya V. Diagnosis of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman Disease) by fine needle aspiration cytology.J Cytol 2009;26:83-85


How to cite this URL:
Kushwaha R, Ahluwalia C, Sipayya V. Diagnosis of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman Disease) by fine needle aspiration cytology. J Cytol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jun 14 ];26:83-85
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