[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Parasitic infestation often present with superficial nodular swelling. Fine needle aspiration cytology plays an important role in prompt diagnosis of the disease. To study the role of FNAC in the diagnosis of parasites presenting as skin or subcutaneous nodules. Total 361 cases of superficial swellings at various sites were subjected to fine needle aspiration cytology. Out of the 361 cases, 35 cases were diagnosed as suggestive of parasitic infestation. These 35 cases form the study group. In 14 cases out of 35 cases, a definitive diagnosis of parasitic infestation was made as parasite or fragments of parasite were seen in the aspirate. In 21 cases, neither parasite nor fragments could be identified on the aspirates and a diagnosis of parasitic inflammation was suggested on the basis of other cytomorphological findings. In 17 of these cases, a biopsy correlation was available, which revealed definitive parasite in 8 cases and the remaining 9 were reported as suggestive of parasitic cyst. The cytological diagnosis was confirmatory in cases where the parasite fragment were identified in the smears. However, in other cases, clear aspirate, presence of eosinophils, macrophages and typical granular dirty background are the features which should prompt the cytologist to the possibility of parasitic infestation.
Journal of parasitic diseases 04/2012; 36(1):106-11.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The translocation (8;21)(q22;q22) is frequently associated with M2 subtype of AML. The authors herein present a case of AML-M2 in a nine-year-old boy without hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy or any bleeding diathesis. Bone marrow examination revealed high number of eosinophilic precursors (60%) among the total nucleated bone marrow cells. Cytogenetic study with G- banding method showed 46, XY, t (8;21)(q22;q22). The morphological abnormalities in eosinophils observed in AML suggested that eosinophils may be a part of leukemic process.
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 06/2011; 79(2):256-9. · 0.72 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Male breast cancer is rare as compared to female counterpart. Pure mucinous carcinoma is an extremely rare histological subtype representing less than 1% of male breast cancers. So far very few cases of pure mucinous carcinoma of male breast have been reported in the literature, most of which were diagnosed after surgical resection. Fine-needle aspiration cytology is a well-established procedure for the evaluation of female breast masses but the diagnosis of malignancy in aspirates from male breast masses is rare. We herein present one case of mucinous carcinoma of breast in a 75-year-old male diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration and confirmed by histopathology. After a follow-up of 12 months the patient is free of any recurrence or metastasis.
Journal of Cytology 04/2011; 28(2):84-6. · 0.31 Impact Factor