Leena P Naik

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BACKGROUND Occult thyroid malignancies presenting with secondary neck masses as the first clinical manifestation is well known. Although rare, medullary carcinoma serves a potential source for lymph node metastases. The characteristic cytomorphology of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) should clinch the diagnosis. Further, fine needle aspiration cytology(More)
BACKGROUND The Bethesda (BSRTC) category III has been ascribed a malignancy rate of 5-15%, however, the probability of malignancy remains variable. AIM To evaluate category III with respect to its rate and risk of malignancy and substratify it. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Atypia of undetermined significance/Follicular lesion of undetermined significance(More)
The incidence of malignancy occurring in pregnancy is approximately 0.7–0.1 % [1]. Sarcomas occurring during pregnancy are even rarer, and kidney is an unusual site for a synovial sarcoma (SS). The histogenesis of this tumor is unknown and is usually characterized by the specific translocation t(X; 18) (p 11.2; q 11) resulting in fusion of SYT gene on(More)
BACKGROUND Amyloid goiter is a rare cause of thyroid enlargement which can be confused clinically as well as cytologically with both colloid goiter and neoplastic process of thyroid. CASE A 30-year-old man, diagnosed with chronic kidney disease 5 months previously and currently on dialysis and awaiting renal transplant, was referred by clinicians for fine(More)
Ectopic thymic tissue in neck is not uncommon; however, ectopic thymic cysts in neck are rare and intrathyroidal thymic cyst is still rarer. Multilocular proliferating thymic cyst is a rare entity and very few cases are described in mediastinum. We present the first case of a 73-year-old male with an intrathyroidal multilocular proliferating thymic cyst(More)
BACKGROUND Infantile digital fibromatosis (IDF) or inclusion body fibromatosis is a benign proliferation of fibroblastic and myofibroblastic cells. Its most common site is the digits of young children and it is named for the intracytoplasmic inclusions that are detected in lesional cells. CASE A two and a half-year-old male child presented with a single(More)
OBJECTIVE To put forth the cytological features and diagnostic pitfalls of spontaneously infarcted breast lesions on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). STUDY DESIGN We present 19 cases of spontaneously infarcted breast lesions encountered on FNAC over a 5-year period. Histological follow-up was correlated wherever available. RESULTS The majority of(More)
OBJECTIVE To put forth the importance of Splendore-Hoeppli (SH) material on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) smears from subcutaneous inflammatory lesions. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective study that analyzes 33 cases of subcutaneous inflammatory lesions, diagnosed on FNAC over a 2.5-year period (January 2011-July 2013). Giemsa- and Papanicolaou(More)