Discrete epithelioid cells: useful clue to Hodgkin's disease cytodiagnosis

Iyengar, Krishnan R., and Mutha, Sucheeta (2002) Discrete epithelioid cells: useful clue to Hodgkin's disease cytodiagnosis. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 26 (3). pp. 142-144.

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Abstract

Diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease is made with more confidence than diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on cytology. This study was undertaken to describe the presence of granulomas and a new cytologic feature, discrete epithelioid cells (DECs), in smears from Hodgkin's disease. Fine-needle aspiration smears from 39 cases of biopsy-proven Hodgkin's disease, collected over a period of 43 months, were reviewed. Epithelioid granulomas were seen in 38.5% of the smears. DECs, which were noted in 70% of the cases, may be useful in raising the suspicion of Hodgkin's disease when other features are not evident; their presence should encourage the cytopathologist to obtain aspirations from other lymph nodes.

Item ID: 26561
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 8755-1039
Keywords: aspiration cytology, Hodgkin's disease, epithelioid cells
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 01:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110316 Pathology (excl Oral Pathology) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111202 Cancer Diagnosis @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920101 Blood Disorders @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 30%
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