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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1994;5(2): 90-98.
Cytologic Features of Primary Tumors in Central Nervous System.
Soonae Oak, Jaegul Chung, Gyungyub Gong, Gheeyoung Choe, Eunsil Yu, Inchul Lee
Department of Pathology, Asan Medial Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Korea.
There has been a marked increase in the utility of aspiration cytology for pathologic diagnosis. It may be applied to any kinds of organs and substitutes surgical biopsy. Because of the high risk of complication and difficulties in localization, aspiration cytology in the central nervous system(CNS) has been used with less frequency compared to other sites. However, with the advent of sophisticated imaging instruments, aspiration cytology of lesions in the CNS is being used increasingly. Cytologic features of the CNS neoplasms were quite similar to those of histology except one spindle cell tumor. Reviewing various CNS neoplasms, it appears that cytology may be a useful diagnostic method.
Key Words: Aspiration cytology; Brain tumor; Diagnostic method