Fine-needle aspiration cytology of cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: A case report
Article first published online: 5 MAR 1999
Copyright © 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 160–163, March 1999
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Kratzer, S. S., Cramer, H. M., Reynolds, H. E., Seo, I. S. and Canal, D. F. (1999), Fine-needle aspiration cytology of cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: A case report. Diagn. Cytopathol., 20: 160–163. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199903)20:3<160::AID-DC9>3.0.CO;2-6
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 1999
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 1999
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUL 1998
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 1998
- fine-needle aspiration;
Cystic hypersecretory intraductal carcinoma is an unusual, cystic form of intraductal breast carcinoma affecting middle-aged women. Cytopathologists have rarely encountered this lesion, with only 2 other cases having been previously reported (Colandrea et al., Arch Pathol Lab Med 1988;112:560–563; Kim et al., Acta Cytol 1997;41:892–896). In our case, the cytologic findings of both air-dried, Diff-Quik-stained and ethanol-fixed, Papanicolaou-stained smears are presented. The cytologic hallmarks of this entity include the presence of a few scattered epithelial cells with bland nuclear morphology in a background of extensive, amorphous, pink-staining material. Cytomorphologically, the differential diagnosis includes other entities containing pink-staining material such as colloid carcinoma, mucocele-like lesion of the breast, and benign fibrocystic change. Diagn. Cytopathol. 1999;20:160–163. © 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.