A Cytomorphological Study Of Spectrum of Male Chest Wall Lesions Including Breast In Fine Needle Aspirates

  • Pooja Agarwal Department of Pathology, S.N. Medical College, Agra,India
  • Prashant Prakash Department of Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra
  • Gunjan Agarwal Department of Pathology, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India
  • Arsh Gupta RML Inst. of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Keywords: chest wall, gynaecomastia, male breast


BACKGROUND- This study was undertaken to study the spectrum and cytomorphological features of male chest wall lesions including breast . A total of 50 cases presenting in a year were studied.METHODS- Aspiration was carried out in all the male patients presenting with chest wall and breast lesions. All smears were stained with MGG and their cytomorphology studied. Ziel-Nelson staining was done on necrotic aspirates to look for AFB.  RESULT- Maximum numbers of cases (16) were seen in 21-30 yrs of age group while only 1 case was encountered in 8th decade. Most common diagnosis was lipoma (28%) followed by gynaecomastia (20%), inclusion cyst(18%), necrotizing inflammation (12%), acute/subacute inflammation(08%), spindle cell lesion(04%),  adenocarcinoma (04%) and high grade NHL (02%). The cases, for which histologic confirmation could be sought, showed 100% cytohistologic correlation.CONCLUSION- It was concluded that fine needle aspiration cytology of male chest wall lesion is a useful, safe and diagnostic procedure with high rate of histological correlation.DOI:10.21276/APALM.1888

Author Biographies

Pooja Agarwal, Department of Pathology, S.N. Medical College, Agra,India
Associate ProfessorDepartment of PathologyS.N. Medical CollegeAgra (India)
Prashant Prakash, Department of Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra
Associate ProfessorSuper Speciality Unit of Pulmoanry MedicineDepartment of MedicineSN Medical College Agra


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