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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2002;13(1): 47-50.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Proliferative Fasciitis: A Case Report.
Hyang Jeong Jo, Won Cheol Han, Ki Jung Yun, Won Cheol Park
1Department of Pathology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. kjyun@wonkwang.ac.kr
2Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an easy convenient non-invasive method in the diagnosis of superficial palpable masses. The cytologic findings by FNAC of reactive and neoplastic lesions in various organs including breast, lymph node, thyroid, salivary gland, etc., have been described, but, those of soft tissue lesions including proliferative fasciitis are relatively rare to find. We recently experienced a case of FNAC of proliferative fasciitis in the left back of a 72-year-old male. The FNAC smears were scant in cellularity and contained large cells with abundant basophilic cytoplasm, one to two nuclei lying at the periphery, and prominent nucleoli that resemble ganglion cells.
Key Words: Proliferative fasciitis; Fine needle aspiration cytology