Nodular Fasciitis – fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis and its pitfalls, with review of literature

Jaiprakash, Padmapriya and Radhakrishnan, Balaji and Kudva, Ranjini and Valiathan, Manna and Prasad, Seetharam (2019) Nodular Fasciitis – fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis and its pitfalls, with review of literature. Iranian Journal of Pathology, 14 (1). pp. 76-82. ISSN 2345-3656

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a self-limiting, transient neoplasm composed of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. Since it regresses spontaneously, diagnosis by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology plays a major role in its management. Methods: We present a series of 8 cases with either FNA or biopsy diagnosis of NF, and study the major cytological features with a review of literature on diagnostic criteria and its pitfalls. Results and Conclusion: The 8 cases occurred in patients between the age of 14 ton72 years, with equal sex distribution. FNA diagnosis concurred in 4 cases. Causes of wrong diagnosis included lack of clinical information and paucicellular smear. FNA cytology is an important tool in the diagnosis of nodular fasciitis, in appropriate clinico-radiological setting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fasciitis, ; Fine-Needle Aspiration ; Cytological Techn.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 10:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153093

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