Typical Carcinoid: Cytological Diagnosis of a Case and Mimickers in Cytological Sampling Techniques with Brief Review of Literature

  • Shashikant Singh PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
  • Prajwala Gupta PGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi
  • Purnima Malhotra PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
  • Minakshi Bhardwaj PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
  • Desh Deepak PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Keywords: Carcinoids, TBNA, Bronchial washings, Bronchial brushings

Abstract

Typical carcinoids are the most well differentiated and least aggressive of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors. Cytologic diagnosis on trans bronchial needle aspirate (TBNA) smears is quite diagnostic; however, may be challenging on other cytologic specimens like bronchial brushings and bronchial washings. We discuss such a case of typical carcinoid in a 30 years old female.

Author Biographies

Shashikant Singh, PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dept. of Pathology
Prajwala Gupta, PGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dept. of Pathology
Purnima Malhotra, PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dept. of Pathology
Minakshi Bhardwaj, PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dept of Pathology
Desh Deepak, PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dept. of Respiratory Medicine

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Published
2019-03-19
Section
Case Report