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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1995;6(1): 67-70.
Cytopathologic Features of Primary Bronchial Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: A Case Report.
Ji Shin Lee, Jong Soon Kim, Bok Sook Yang, Min Cheol Lee, Chang Soo Park, Sang Woo Juhng
Department of Pathology, Chonnam University Medical School, Korea.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma arising from the submucosal glands of the trachea and bronchial tree is rare. The histopathology and natural history of bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma have been well documented, but detailed descriptions of its cytomor- phology are few. We report a case of primary bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 20-year-old female, diagnosed by bronchial brushing cytology. The cytologic specimens showed large clusters of small cells arranged around cystlike spaces containing globular basophilic material.
Key Words: Bronchial brushing cytology; Adenoid cystic carcinoma; Lung