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Nasal cytology

X L Shi, J L Xie, X G Zhou
Objective: To evaluate the clinicopathological features, diagnosis and management of primary testicular NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Methods: Six cases of primary testicular NKTCL at Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2007 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed for the morphology, immunephenotype and outcome, and relevant literature was reviewed. Results: The median age of patients at diagnosis was 45 years(range 32-65 years). All patients presented with testicular masses as initial symptoms (6/6), five cases (5/6) were on the right...
March 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Praveen Subudhi, Zahiruddin Khan, Sweta Patro, B Nageswar Rao Subudhi, Silla Sitaram
A 24-year-old male presented with a painless yellowish lesion on the nasal part of his cornea that extended to the paracentral area. Without a confirmed clinical diagnosis, the patient was advised surgical removal of the lesion. The lesion showed a smooth, elevated anterior surface without any signs of inflammation. On making a small incision over the lesion, we found yellowish material being extruded from the lesion. Cytological evaluation of the material revealed clear vacuolated cells suggestive of lipocytes, based on which we diagnosed it a rare case of corneal lipoma...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Hiroyuki Mori, Kei Ebisawa, Mitsushige Nishimura, Kenji Kanazawa
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma, nasal type is a condition that has poor prognosis. Accurate diagnosis of lymphoma is made by pathological findings. We report a case of extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type affecting the lung and liver and which was difficult to diagnose because of negative biopsy results from multiple sites. A 39-year-old man who had dry cough and fever for 1 month was referred to our hospital. He had pancytopenia and elevated serum levels of lactate dehydrogenase and soluble interleukin-2 receptor...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Luca Pazzini, Linda Mugnaini, Francesca Mancianti, Lorenzo Ressel
A 5-year-old indoor male neutered Siamese cat was presented with clinical signs of sneezing and chronic bilateral purulent nasal discharge. Multiple nasal cavity swabs were submitted for bacterial cultures, Mycoplasma felis-DNA qPCR, and cytology. M felisqPCR was positive and cytomorphologic diagnosis was severe, acute, purulent, rhinitis with intralesional protozoal microorganisms consistent with a Trichomonas spp. Nested PCR (nPCR) confirmed the diagnosis of Tritrichomonas foetus. Systemic therapy with doxycycline for M felis and metronidazole for T foetus was started with remission of clinical signs within 2 weeks; however, symptoms relapsed shortly after therapy was discontinued...
February 6, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Veronica Seccia, Chiara Baldini, Manuela Latorre, Matteo Gelardi, Iacopo Dallan, Lodovica Cristofani-Mencacci, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Maria Laura Bartoli, Elena Bacci, Pierluigi Paggiaro
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis that predominantly affects small- to medium-sized vessels. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of extrapulmonary symptoms, including sinonasal and paranasal sinus abnormalities. These are the most common features of this disease, constituting diagnostic criteria for EGPA. However, the actual clinical features, cellular mechanisms and impact on patients' quality of life (QoL) are still a matter of study...
January 23, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
P Surda, A Walker, J Limpens, W Fokkens, M Putala
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of rhinitis in athletes has frequently been studied in combination with asthma, but the impact of exercise on the paracrine and secretory functions of nasal mucosa is less well established. This systematic review aimed to examine the effect of exercise on nasal mucosa in elite athletes. METHOD: A systematic search of Medline, Embase and the non-Medline subset of PubMed, from inception to 8th March 2016, was performed to identify studies on rhinitis in athletes...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Hirokuni Otsuka, Kuninori Otsuka, Shoji Matsune, Kimihiro Okubo
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to identify the onset of allergic rhinitis in infants because making a conclusive diagnosis can be challenging. OBJECTIVE: We used a combination of cell differentials in nasal swabs and immunoglobulin E (sIgE) antibody values to food and inhalant allergens to make the diagnosis and identify relevant allergens for investigation of the onset of allergic rhinitis. METHODS: We studied 302 children, 2 to 120 months old, who visited our clinic for rhinorrhea...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Lester D R Thompson, Sean K Lau
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are well recognized in the head and neck region, but rarely arise in the sinonasal tract (SNT). Six primary SNT SFTs were identified in the files of Southern California Permanente Medical Group between 2006 and 2017. The patients included five males and one female ranging in age from 33 to 72 years (mean 52 years), most of whom presented clinically with nasal obstruction. Three tumors involved the nasal cavity alone, one involved the paranasal sinuses, and two involved both the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses...
December 27, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
Aline Schögler, Fabian Blank, Melanie Brügger, Seraina Beyeler, Stefan A Tschanz, Nicolas Regamey, Carmen Casaulta, Thomas Geiser, Marco P Alves
BACKGROUND: In vitro systems of primary cystic fibrosis (CF) airway epithelial cells are an important tool to study molecular and functional features of the native respiratory epithelium. However, undifferentiated CF airway cell cultures grown under submerged conditions do not appropriately represent the physiological situation. A more advanced CF cell culture system based on airway epithelial cells grown at the air-liquid interface (ALI) recapitulates most of the in vivo-like properties but requires the use of invasive sampling methods...
December 28, 2017: Respiratory Research
Takashi Anzai, Tsuyoshi Saito, Sho Tsuyama, Miri Toh, Katsuhisa Ikeda, Shin Ito
Glomangiopericytoma (GPC) is a rare sinonasal perivascular tumor that accounts for < 0.5-1% of all sinonasal tumors. GPC is categorized as a low-grade neoplasm with borderline malignancy and a tendency of local recurrence. GPC is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm characterized by the perivascular proliferation of tumor cells, and it requires being distinguished from solitary fibrous tumors. Here, we report a case of GPC in a 68-year-old male patient who presented at the emergency room of our hospital with a complaint of sudden epistaxis...
November 22, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
Aleksandar Perić, Cveta Špadijer Mirković, Biserka Vukomanović Đurđević, Aneta V Perić, Danilo Vojvodić
Objective: Eotaxin-2 and regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) are involved in the eosinophil trafficking in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). Clara cell protein 16 (CC16) is an anti-inflammatory protein mainly produced by the epithelial non-ciliated Clara cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the production of CC16 and chemokines eotaxin-2 and RANTES in nasal mucosa of patients with PAR. Materials and Methods: Twenty-one PAR patients and 20 healthy participants were included...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
A Ciofalo, G Zambetti, G Altissimi, M Fusconi, P Soldo, M Gelardi, G Iannella, B Pasquariello, G Magliulo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reparative role of hyaluronic acid in acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 48 patients affected by ARS were submitted to nasal endoscopy, nasal cytology, mucociliary transport evaluation (MCTt) and visual analogue scale questionnaire (VAS) at T0, after 14-18 days (T1) and after 30-35 days (T2). The patients were randomized into two groups, A and B, and received Levofloxacin and Prednisone. Moreover, using a nebulizer ampoule for nasal douche, Group A received high molecular weight Sodium Hyaluronate (3%) plus saline solution (NaCl 0...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Velia Malizia, Salvatore Fasola, Giuliana Ferrante, Giovanna Cilluffo, Laura Montalbano, Massimo Landi, Donatella Marchese, Giovanni Passalacqua, Stefania La Grutta
BACKGROUND: Saline nasal irrigation is labelled as an add-on treatment in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR). The primary aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of 21-day use of buffered hypertonic saline (BHS) versus normal saline solution (NSS) on reducing nasal symptoms in children with seasonal AR (SAR). Comparing their efficacy on nasal cytology counts (NCC), quality of life, and sleep quality was the secondary aim. METHODS: In this 21-day, open-label, randomized controlled study, 36 SAR children (aged 6-13 years) with a Total 5 Symptom Score (T5SS) ≥5 received twice-daily BHS or NSS delivered through a nasal douche...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Anna Mierzejewska, Anna Jung, Bolesław Kalicki
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytological picture of nasal mucosa in children with atopic diseases and to determine the diagnostic value of the test for the diagnosis of atopic diseases. The study included 140 children from 4 months to 17 years old. Among children with a history of atopy, there were 30 children with atopic dermatitis, 30 children with asthma, and 46 children with allergic rhinitis. The control group consisted of 34 healthy children. The nasal scraping technique has been used to collect samples from the nasal cavity...
2017: Disease Markers
Owen Davies, Sarah Spencer, Slavomira Necova, Emma Holmes, Angela Taylor, Laura Blackwood, Ana Lara-Garcia
Three dogs were investigated for chronic unilateral nasal discharge. In all cases CT imaging showed an intranasal mass causing turbinate lysis and no evidence of metastasis. Cytology in cases 1 (a 14-year-old neutered male crossbreed dog) and 2 (a five-year-old neutered male German Shepherd dog) demonstrated a pleomorphic cell population with variable intracellular pigment suspicious of melanocytic neoplasia. Histopathology with immunohistochemistry (Melan-A and vimentin, plus PNL-2 in one case) confirmed the diagnosis of melanoma in all dogs...
October 6, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
L Chen, J S Zhang, D G Liu, D Cui, Z L Meng
OBJECTIVE: There are limited studies of cytology diagnosis of haematopoietic and lymphoid tumours in serosal effusion except for occasional case reports. We would like to demonstrate an algorithmic approach for accurate diagnosis, especially in patients without previous history. METHODS: We reviewed 36 cases of lymphoma diagnosed in serosal effusion following an algorithmic approach. Suspected tumour cells were classified into small, intermediate and large sizes and two characteristic forms of plasmacytoid and Reed Sternberg-like on smears (step 1), followed by utilising panels of immunohistochemical markers and Epstein-Barr encoding region in situ hybridisation on cell blocks (step 2)...
September 15, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Akihiko Kawahara, Takeharu Ono, Akiko Sumi, Hideyuki Abe, Yorihiko Takase, Kazuya Murata, Tomohiko Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Naito, Jun Akiba
Head and neck large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a rare high-grade malignant tumor with neuroendocrine differentiation. We report a case of LCNEC causing difficulty in cytological diagnosis. A 60-year-old man with right-sided face pain presented with a swelling at the right cheek, and he complained of right nasal obstruction and lacrimation. Preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) showed high cellularity, with a moderate number of clusters of tumor cells on an abundant necrotic background...
February 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Taqua Dahab, Shahzaib Saleem, Dikshaini Gumani, Brian Casserly, Claire Sharkey, Frank Laghi, William Newmarch
This case presentation relates to a 53 year old male, cachectic in appearance, who presented with progressively worsening dyspnoea, cough, intermittent haemoptysis and a history of nasal dryness ongoing over five months. The patient had received multiple courses of oral antibiotics for suspected community acquired pneumonia with no significant improvement. He was referred to our Respiratory Department for further evaluation of his symptoms. His HRCT showed right middle lobe consolidation with central cavitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Silvia Lambiel, Pavel Dulguerov, Emmanuel Laffitte, Igor Leuchter
A 73-year-old woman was treated 8 years previously for synchronous breast and uterine neoplasms. She presented with a severe sore throat, odynophagia, dysphonia, dyspnoea, ocular irritation and weight loss over the last 3 months. Physical examination revealed ulcerations in the oral cavity, posterior pharyngeal wall and supraglottic larynx, nasal crusting, bilateral conjunctivitis and three cutaneous blisters. A diagnosis of anti-laminin 5 mucous membrane pemphigoid was retained, based on skin biopsy, direct immunofluorescence and immunoprecipitation...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Erika Reategui Schwarz, Katerina G Oikonomou, Megan Reynolds, Juliette Kim, Rajeev L Balmiki, Stephanie A Sterling
Extranodal natural killer T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL), formerly called lethal midline granuloma or angiocentric T-cell lymphoma, is a predominantly extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma characterized by vascular damage, necrosis, and an association with Epstein-Barr virus. In the United States, it is more frequently seen in Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, and Hispanic descent populations and is more prevalent in males in their fifth decade. Clinical presentation of NK nasal lymphoma most commonly involves epistaxis; obstruction; discharge; destructive mass in sinuses, palate, and nose; and skin ulceration...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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