Ciliated cells in abdominal or pelvic fine needle aspirations: A case report and review of the literature
Article first published online: 16 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 71–76, January 2013
How to Cite
Perry, K. D., Cheng, N. L., Eberts, P. and Yang, J. (2013), Ciliated cells in abdominal or pelvic fine needle aspirations: A case report and review of the literature. Diagn. Cytopathol., 41: 71–76. doi: 10.1002/dc.21750
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 16 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 JAN 2011
- ciliated cells;
- foregut cyst;
- bronchogenic cyst;
- duplication cyst;
- fine needle aspiration
Ciliated cells encountered outside of an expected anatomical location (e.g., the respiratory tract, fallopian tube, etc) can represent a diagnostic difficulty for the cytopathologist, especially during preliminary assessment of a fine needle aspiration (FNA) for adequacy or malignancy. We present the cytologic and histologic features of a FNA and needle core biopsy, respectively, of an abdominal mass, likely from a gastrointestinal duplication cyst, foregut cyst or a bronchogenic cyst. We also briefly review the differential diagnosis for ciliated cells encountered in abdominal or pelvic FNAs. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2013. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.