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Diagnostic Cytopathology

Paul J Lee, Christopher L Owens, Marie Y Lithgow, Zhong Jiang, Andrew H Fischer
INTRODUCTION: The Paris System for classifying urine cytology emphasizes identification of high-grade urothelial carcinoma (HGUC). The causes of false-negative urine cytologies (UC) within this system are not well described. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified 660 cases between 2005 and 2013 with both UC and subsequent cystoscopic biopsies. UC were classified as either Negative for HGUC or "Abnormal" ("Atypical", "Suspicious", and "Malignant"). Apparent false-negative cases were reviewed in a nonblinded fashion by two cytopathologists and two subspecialized genitourinary pathologists...
October 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Jen-Fan Hang, Lei-Chi Wang, Chiung-Ru Lai
Here, we present the first cytological report of a primary splenic inflammatory pseudotumor-like follicular dendritic cell sarcoma. The 57 year-old male was incidentally found with a 2.2 cm well-demarcated splenic nodule. A sonography guided fine needle aspiration of the lesion was performed. The cytologic smears revealed loosely cohesive fragments of oval to spindle cells in a background of prominent lymphoplasmacytic infiltration. The cells showed sparse chromatin, distinct nucleoli, syncytial cell borders, and occasional cytoplasmic processes...
October 24, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Deepika Savant, Jaya Bajaj, Cecilia Gimenez, Oana C Rafael, Neda Mirzamani, Karen Chau, Melissa Klein, Kasturi Das
BACKGROUND: Urine cytology is the most frequently utilized test to detect urothelial cancer. Secondary bladder neoplasms need to be recognized as this impacts patient management. We report our experience on nonurothelial malignancies (NUM) detected in urine cytology over a 10-year period. METHODS: A 10-year retrospective search for patients with biopsy-proven NUM to the urothelial tract yielded 25 urine samples from 14 patients. Two cytopathologists blinded to the original cytology diagnosis reviewed the cytology and histology slides...
October 24, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Sara Maleki, Antonio Cajigas, Jason Moss, K H Ramesh, Samer Khader
We describe a case of synovial sarcoma originating from prostate gland. The diagnosis was confirmed by fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis (FISH) for SYT rearrangement on the cell block. Synovial sarcoma is a high grade soft tissue malignancy with exceedingly rare involvement of genitourinary tract. However this entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis when dealing with aspiration biopsies of particularly deep seated lesions with spindle cell or small round blue cell cytomorphology. Diagn...
October 24, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Parikshaa Gupta, Dipanjan Haldar, Jasmine Naru, Pranab Dey, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Ranjana Walker Minz, Ritu Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Oncogenic viruses have recently been allied with lung carcinoma, however, the causal association has not been established till date. The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of high-risk Human papillomavirus (HPV; subtypes 16, 18, 31, 33 and 45), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in lung carcinoma using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on fine needle aspirates. METHODS: Fine needle aspirates of patients with lung carcinoma were included as cases...
October 24, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Aqiba Bokhari, Patricia G Tiscornia-Wasserman
Renal cell carcinoma metastases to pancreas, thyroid, and contralateral adrenal gland are decidedly uncommon. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is the most frequent subtype. Cytology diagnosis may be challenging. A 74-year-old male with remote history of vocal cord malignancy and hypertension presented with abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed 8.4 cm left renal mass highly suspicious for renal cell carcinoma, a 1.8 cm mass within vessels near left adrenal and a 2.5 cm mass in pancreatic tail...
October 22, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Claire W Michael, Rana S Hoda, Anjali Saqi, Jordan Kazakov, Tarik Elsheikh, Nami Azar, N Paul Ohori
The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pulmonary cytology including indications for bronchial brushings, washings and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, technical recommendations for cytologic sampling, recommended terminology and classification scheme, recommendations for ancillary testing and recommendations for postcytologic diagnosis management and follow-up. All recommendation documents are based on the expertise of the authors, extensive literature review and feedback from presentations at national and international conferences...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Jennifer Costa, Jerzy Klijanienko, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux, Marie Christine Machet, Helene Pacquement
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare primitive intrathoracic malignant neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in children and adolescents. PPB is classified into three types according to the presence of cystic and solid areas. We report a case of PPB with an intraocular metastasis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA): 3-year-old female was treated for type II PPB by neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery. Four years later, she presented with an intraocular lesion. To differentiate between metastasis or other malignancy, a transcleral FNA was performed and showed two cellular populations represented by roundish malignant cells and spindle-shaped cells...
October 8, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Masayuki Shintaku, Makoto Dohi, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Aya Nagai, Toshihiro Higuchi
We report a case of clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the ovary with plasma cell-rich inflammatory stroma, a recently proposed subtype of CCC, and present the cytological findings. The patient was a 48-year-old woman, who was incidentally found to have a right ovarian tumor during the preoperative work-up for an early-stage adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. Cytological examination of an imprint smear of the ovarian tumor and peritoneal washing revealed solid cell clusters of irregular, often dendritic shapes, which were intermingled with many inflammatory cells...
October 8, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Ki-Jin Ryu, Sanghoon Lee, Kyung-Jin Min, Jin Hwa Hong, Jae Yun Song, Jae Kwan Lee, Nak Woo Lee
Current ASCCP guidelines recommend repeat cytology 12 months after HPV-positive results in women aged 21-24 years with either atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) or a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). The purpose of this study was to validate an algorithm in such women with ASCUS or LSIL. A multicenter cross-sectional study was carried out at three academic hospitals involving 40,847 Korean women who underwent cervical cancer screening with cytology and HPV testing with or without subsequent colposcopic biopsies between January 2007 and December 2013...
October 7, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Hany Sakr, Michael Cruise, Prabhleen Chahal, Claudiu Cotta, James Cook, Sricharan Chalikonda, Steven Rosenblatt, Fatima Hamadeh, Omar Al-Nourhji, Charles D Sturgis
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive large B-cell lymphoma (ALK+ LBCL) is a rare distinct type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that arises in association with alterations of the ALK gene. This distinct disease entity is typically associated with an aggressive clinical course and appears in light microscopic preparations as a monomorphic population of large, immunoblast-like cells. In this report, we describe a case of ALK+ LBCL diagnosed by transgastric endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS FNA) of splenic hilar lymph nodes...
September 30, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Nguyen Vo, David W Cohen, Mary E Dillhoff, Ming Jin
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia is categorized by grade, size, and functional status. Neuroendocrine microadenoma (NEMA) is defined as a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) that measures less than 0.5 cm in diameter. Multiple NEMAs are termed neuroendocrine adenomatosis (NEMAtosis). The surgical pathology and clinical aspects of pancreatic NEMAtosis have been reported, but there has been no report regarding EUS-FNA cytology of NEMAtosis. We report a case of NEMAtosis with cytologic correlation and illustrate the diagnostic challenges and potential pitfalls...
September 27, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Israh Akhtar, Rhyne Flowers, Theresa Nuttli, Vikas Nath, Mithra Baliga
Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma (SSCC) of the uterine cervix is a rare malignancy with uncertain pathogenesis and aggressive clinical behavior. The diagnosis of this tumor poses a challenge to the cytopathologist since accurate diagnosis is based on identification of two malignant components, that is, epithelial and sarcomatoid. Most cases usually lack the sarcomatoid component on Papanicolaou test (Pap test). Therefore, a poorly differentiated carcinoma or malignant neoplasm is the most often rendered diagnosis...
September 27, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Rajwant Kaur, Suvradeep Mitra, Arvind Rajwanshi, Ashim Das, Uma Nahar Saikia, Pranab Dey
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a tumefactive fibro-inflammatory lesion that can affect any organ system in the body. Till date, no cytological data on IgG4-RD are available and this is the first study depicting the cytopathology features of IgG4-RD. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the cytopathological features and potential diagnostic errors of IgG4-RD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytological features of 10 histopathology proven IgG4-RD cases (11 samples) were retrospectively reviewed along with corresponding histopathology...
September 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Anjan Saikia, Sumit Garg, Pranab Dey
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September 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Issam M Francis, Preeta Alath, Sara S George, Mohammed Jaragh, Ayesha Al Jassar, Kusum Kapila
BACKGROUND: Documenting the four molecular subtypes of breast carcinoma is significant as they determine response to therapy, disease free interval and survival. Our aim was to document the subtypes defined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2): namely ER + PR+ HER2+; ER + PR + HER2-; ER-PR-HER2+; and ER-PR-HER2- in metastatic breast carcinoma in pleural fluid and compare them with their expression in the primary breast tumor...
September 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Vignesh Shanmugam, Brian Geraghty, Robert DeSimone, Rana S Hoda
INTRODUCTION: Urothelial carcinoma (UCC) of the bladder is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract. The performance of urine cytology (UCy) after radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion is quite variable and there is no consensus regarding its role in post-treatment surveillance. The goal of this study is to retrospectively review the diagnostic value of positive (suspicious or positive for malignancy) diverted urine cytology (DUCy) in the detection of urinary tract recurrence of UCC...
September 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Miao Lu, Julie Ho, Nazila Azordegan, Anamarija M Perry, Ian W Gibson, Patricia Baker
Voided urine is routinely collected from renal transplant patients to screen for polyomavirus. In rare cases, atypical lymphoid cells can be detected in voided urine and raise the suspicion of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). However, further immunohistochemistry of the cell block and flow cytometry is frequently limited by the low cellularity and poor preservation of voided urine. Therefore, PTLD of the renal allograft is usually diagnosed from tissue biopsy or nephrectomy specimens. Herein, we report a rare case of atypical cells in a voided urine cytology specimen from a kidney transplant recipient...
September 16, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Kari Valente, George Yacoub, James O Cappellari, Graham Parks
A 30-year-old male presented to his doctor with complaints of abdominal pain and was found to have retroperitoneal as well as multiple hepatic masses. A serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level was significantly elevated (17,373 ng mL(-1) ), raising suspicions for a metastatic germ cell tumor. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreatic lesion revealed atypical epithelioid cells with round nuclei, large prominent nucleoli, and granular cytoplasm. The morphologic differential diagnosis included pancreatic neoplasm, metastatic germ cell tumor, other metastatic carcinoma, and melanoma...
September 15, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Aaron P Rupp, Thèrése J Bocklage
Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described rare neoplasm that was first reported in the salivary gland with an associated ETV6-NTRK3 fusion. We present a case of MASC involving and presumably arising in the thyroid, which was originally diagnosed as papillary thyroid carcinoma on fine needle aspiration and surgical resection. The later correct diagnosis of MASC was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and molecular studies. The cytopathological features of MASC in the salivary gland are previously described; however, we present the first cytopathological description of MASC arising in the thyroid with the unique feature of prominent nuclear grooves...
September 15, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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