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FNAC of Ovarian carcinoma

Surbhi Goyal, Vinod K Arora, Mohit K Joshi, Navjeevan Singh, Gita Radhakrishnan
The preoperative diagnosis of metastatic intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) on cytology can be quite difficult at times. The present case characterizes the cytomorphological and immunocytochemical features of GIST, emphasizing the utility of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the evaluation of spindle cell tumors of gastrointestinal tract. An accurate and early diagnosis of GIST affects the treatment, primarily allowing the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in unresectable or metastatic cases...
July 2017: Journal of Cytology
Trupti S Patel, Chintan Shah, Majal C Shah, Manoj J Shah
Metastasization and distinction from mammary carcinoma is of great clinical importance because of different treatment modalities. Here, we discuss a case of stage IIIC ovarian serous carcinoma, presenting with bilateral axillary nodes metastasis after 25 months interval of its initial presentation. Increased serum CA-125 level caused clinical suspicion. Computed tomography scan of abdomen and pelvis showed no residual disease or any abdominal lymphadenopathy. Mammography of both breast were normal. Bilateral axillary nodes were noted...
October 2014: Journal of Cytology
Viral M Bhanvadia, Jignesh K Parmar, Yogendra G Madan, Shamim S Sheikh
Primary peritoneal serous carcinoma (PPSC) is a rare primary malignancy that diffusely involves the peritoneum, indistinguishable clinically and histopathologically from primary serous ovarian carcinoma. The origin of PPSC has not been well characterized. Here we present a case of PPSC diagnosed in ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in a 76- old female presenting with ascites, abdominal pain, distension and constipation. PPSC is an unusual tumour but cytomorphology is distinctive enough to diagnose preoperatively...
May 2014: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Jaya Ghosh, S Thulkar, R Kumar, A Malhotra, A Kumar, L Kumar
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the role of ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxy glucose (FDG) PET-CT scan in the diagnosis of early relapse in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who were asymptomatic but had a rising serum CA-125 level. METHODS: Between May 2006 and July 2008, 16 patients with advanced EOC (stages III and IV) who had achieved complete response after cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy were included. These patients were asymptomatic but had a rising serum CA-125 level with normal physical examination and contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis...
November 2013: National Medical Journal of India
Meenakshi Swain, Gowrishankar Swarnalata, Trilok Bhandari
Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is an uncommon extra nodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounting for less than 1% of all NHLs known to have an aggressive course, with no well-defined treatment protocols. A 42-year-old lady, operated five months earlier for a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix presented with pain and induration of the lower part of the anterior abdominal wall; 3 months after completing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. FNAC done, yielded scanty material and was inconclusive...
April 2013: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Shuang Li, Qing-Zhu Wei
We describe here a female patient who presented with a breast mass and giant abdominal mass. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast mass and histological examination after modified radical mastectomy confirmed metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. The epithelial components were formed by infiltrating ductal carcinoma with poor differentiation, and the sarcomatous components were formed by fibrosarcoma and osteosarcoma. Histological examination of the abdominal mass confirmed ovarian teratoma. The patient underwent modified radical mastectomy of the right breast and laparoscopic excision of the abdominal mass in the lower right quadrant...
October 2012: Chinese Journal of Cancer
M M Rashid, M Ahmed, D Hossain, M G Sarwar, Y Zaman, A Nigar, M R Hassan
A 28 years young lady admitted to National Institute of Diseases of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka with the complaints of respiratory distress and cough for 2 months. She was in her last trimester of first pregnancy when she becomes dyspneic on exertion and at night. Gradually it increases in time and she become unable to walk when she consulted with specialists in Barisal. She was examined clinically and radiographically and found some opacity on both lung fields. She was on several antibiotics, but got no improvement...
January 2012: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Sarita Asotra, Jaishree Sharma, Neelam Sharma
58-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma presented with a bilateral ovarian tumor. On fine needle aspiration cytology, diagnosis of metastatic adenocarcinoma was made. At subsequent hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophrectomy, specimen showed extensive metastatic carcinoma involving both ovaries.
October 2009: Journal of Cytology
N Gupta, A Rajwanshi, L K Dhaliwal, N Khandelwal, P Dey, R Srinivasan, R Nijhawan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in ovarian lesions. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of ultrasound-guided (US) FNAC of 584 ovarian lesions from January 1998 to July 2010. The lesions were categorized into non-neoplastic lesions, neoplastic lesions and inadequate aspirates. The results were compared with the corresponding histopathology whenever available. RESULTS:  Of the 584 lesions, 180 (30...
October 2012: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Lisa Cole, Sharon Mount, Erica Nuzzo, Cheung Wong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of cytologic evaluation of ovarian cystic masses. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty-seven ovarian cystic masses with fine needle aspiration cytology and concurrent or subsequent cystectomy/oophorectomy with histology were examined. Correlations with malignancy were made with 4 parameters: serum CA-125, radiographic size and architecture, and cytology. RESULTS: Histologic examination of the 67 cases revealed 10 malignancies including 3 primary ovarian carcinomas, 2 metastatic neoplasms, and 5 borderline tumors...
2011: Acta Cytologica
Neha Mittal, Nalini Gupta, Raje Nijhawan, Radhika Srinivasan, Dhaliwal Lakhbir
BACKGROUND: Breast carcinomas are very well known to metastasize to the ovary. Hence, it is justified to think of an ovarian mass, in a known case of breast carcinoma, as a metastasis from the same. CASE: A 70-year-old woman underwent ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from a unilateral ovarian mass to confirm its nature. Cytosmears were highly cellular and showed cohesive clusters of small to intermediate-sized cells with bland nuclear chromatin and moderate cytoplasm in a background of mucinous material...
September 2010: Acta Cytologica
Pragya Shukla, Deepak Gupta, Shyam S Bisht, M C Pant
We report the case of ovarian carcinoma with skin and umbilical metastasis in a 30-year-old female. The computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed a right ovarian mass with anterior abdominal wall metastasis. The CT-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from the ovarian mass showed adenocarcinoma. FNAC from the umbilical and skin metastasis also showed adenocarcinoma. Because of the unresectability of the mass, the patient was put on taxol-based chemotherapy, which she took for two cycles, and then died of progressive disease after three months...
October 2009: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Ryan McKnight, Cynthia Cohen, Momin T Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Metastases from ovarian neoplasms are commonly encountered in peritoneal fluids. In addition, reactive mesothelial cells in effusion specimens can mimic ovarian serous carcinoma, making the diagnosis difficult. Calretinin has been recognized as a reliable immunohistochemical marker for mesothelial cells, whereas WT1 has proven useful in the diagnosis of ovarian serous carcinoma. This can present a diagnostic pitfall in effusion cytology, because mesothelial cells can demonstrate immunoreactivity for WT1...
October 25, 2010: Cancer Cytopathology
Uma Handa, Sukant Garg, Harsh Mohan
During a period of 5 years (2001-2005), six cases of Sister Mary Joseph's nodule (umbilical metastasis) were diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). In all the cases, FNAC of umbilical nodules was the first investigation and subsequently the patients were investigated for the primary tumor. The primary carcinoma was found in the stomach in three cases, ovary in two cases and one case was of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Based on our findings, we suggest FNAC as an initial diagnostic procedure in cases suspected of umbilical metastasis...
May 2008: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Sarfraz Ali, Paolo Gattuso, Allison Howard, Marina B Mosunjac, Momin T Siddiqui
Adult granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary is mostly diagnosed in postmenopausal women. They typically secrete estrogen, which stimulates the endometrium to proliferate and cause abnormal bleeding. This study reviews the cytologic features of adult GCT of the ovary diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). We reviewed slides from ten cases diagnosed by CT guided FNA from 1995 to 2007 at our institutions. Smears were stained with Diff-Quik and Papanicolaou stains. Patient's history and histologic diagnosis were also available and reviewed for all cases...
May 2008: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Nuria Alberti, Anastasio Serrano-Egea, Elena García-García, Claudio Ballestín, Andrés Pérez-Barrios, Fernando López-Ríos, Pedro de Agustín
BACKGROUND: Primary papillary serous carcinoma (PPSC) of the peritoneum is a rare neoplasm, histologically indistinguishable from papillary serous carcinoma of the ovary, which diffusely involves the peritoneum but spares or minimally invades the ovaries. To the best of our knowledge, the preoperative and the fine needle aspiration diagnosis of this disorder have not been reported before. CASE: A woman developed an extensive peritoneal neoplasm 4 years after hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for benign disease...
March 2007: Acta Cytologica
Rekha Wuntakal, Rasiah Bharathan, Andrea Rockall, Arjun Jeyarajah
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis of the genital tract is a rare condition. Ovarian manifestation of this disease is rarer still. CASE PRESENTATION: The case presented here represents ovarian manifestation of sarcoidosis. At the point of referral to our hospital, based on computerised tomography (CT) ovarian carcinoma was a differential diagnosis. Further magnetic resonance imaging along with CT guided biopsy aided by laboratory study supported a diagnosis of sarcoidosis...
2007: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Lori J Ryan, Stefan E Pambuccian, Rebecca Lai, H Evin Gulbahce
The cytologic findings of a paratracheal metastasis from a malignant sex cord tumor with annular tubules (SCTATs) diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration are described. Cytologic features of SCTATs include the presence of highly cellular aspirates forming simple and complex rosette-like structures around central rounded hyaline material, small nucleoli, and prominent nuclear grooves. These cytologic findings are clearly distinct from the poorly formed rosette-like structures of granulosa-cell tumors and are reminiscent of the low-power appearance of the cribriform variant of adenoid cystic carcinoma...
August 2006: Diagnostic Cytopathology
A L Hemalatha, P Divya, R Mamatha
Fine needle aspiration of ovarian neoplasms is a relatively less frequented area of diagnostic aspiration cytology. Hence, an attempt has been made in the present study to evaluate the current status of Image-directed percutaneous needle aspiration in ovarian neoplasms and to assess its value and limitations in the diagnosis and management of ovarian neoplasms. The present study involves 105 cases of ovarian neoplasms, which were assessed by ultrasound-guided FNAC. Only those cases with adequate material on aspiration and availability of cellblock or biopsy material following FNAC for correlative histopathological study were included in the study...
July 2005: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
N Waraich, J Mitchell, H Holliday, S Y Iftikhar
BACKGROUND: Distant metastasis from primary epithelial ovarian carcinoma is commonly found as nodal and intraperitoneal spread, spread via haematogenous routes or transcoelomic spread. Ovarian cancer presents in different ways, but common presentations include abdominal pain, distention or ascites due to metastatic involvement of peritoneal cavity. Most tumour present at advanced stage and distant metastases to common and uncommon sites are found in patients who have undergone treatment for primary ovarian cancer...
February 2006: Gynecologic Oncology
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