FNAC an Important Diagnostic Tool in a case of Pilomatrixoma
Keywords:Pilomatrixoma, FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology)
Background: Pilomatrixoma (pilomatricoma), formerly known as calcified epithelioma of Malherbe, is a nodular, subepidermal benign tumor arising from the hair matrix. Only few cases with preoperative aspiration cytology have been reported in the literature. Case Report: An Eighteen-year-old female patient presented to the dermatology outpatient department with history of gradually increasing swelling over the right cheek for the last 2-3 months. FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) was performed from swelling and after cytologic impression excision of lesion was carried out.FNA smears revealed aggregates of anucleated squamous cells (shadow cells) along with basoloid cells with few giant cells. This diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology. Conclusion: FNA Cytology is a very important tool for diagnosis of Pilomatrixoma.
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