Saira Fatima

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INTRODUCTION Lymph adenopathy is of great clinical significance as underlying diseases may range from a treatable infectious etiology to malignant neoplasms. In fact it is also essential to establish that the swelling in question is a lymph node. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) plays a vital role in solving these issues, nowadays being recognized as(More)
AIM To present an epidemiological and histological perspective of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (including liver and biliary tract) at the Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology, AKUH, Karachi, Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutive endoscopic biopsies and resections between October 1 and December 31, 2012 were included. (More)
Mixed tumors composed of schwannoma and meningioma are extremely rare and are usually associated with neurofibromatosis type 2. So far, all the cases reported have involved the cerebellopontine angle. Only 3 reported cases did not have a clear association with neurofibromatosis type 2. We report a mixed tumor comprising schwannoma admixed with meningioma(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate hormone receptor status in breast cancer with patient's age, tumor size, type, grade and lymph node metastasis. DESIGN A descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Histopathology, Liaquat National Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, from January 2002 to March 2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty(More)
Our aim was to describe clinicopathologic features of secretory carcinoma on a cohort of cases. We retrieved reported cases of secretory carcinoma of breast (SCB) in the Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, from May 2004 to December 2011. The slides were reviewed, and clinicopathologic(More)
Anorectal malignant melanomas (AMMs) are aggressive neoplasms, which account for less than 1% of all anorectal tumors. Anorectal malignant melanomas are notorious for their diversity of histologic features and mimic a number of other tumors. Aberrant expression of immunohistochemical stains such as cytokeratins and CD117 (c-kit) further increases the risk(More)
BACKGROUND Mammary myofibroblastoma is a rare and benign neoplasm of the breast stroma, showing features of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. It has also been noted to exhibit smooth muscle cell characteristics. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and pathological features of mammary myofibroblastoma reported at our institution. (More)
Mixed ductal-endocrine carcinomas of the pancreas are extremely rare and show morphologically separate ductal adenocarcinoma and endocrine components. Prognostically, they are more aggressive than pure endocrine neoplasms. These are true 'mixed' neoplasms and are distinct from ductal adenocarcinomas with scattered endocrine cells (in which the endocrine(More)
We describe our experience with an apparently immunocompetent child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin without focal signs. Investigations revealed lymphadenopathy at lung hila, mesentery, and porta hepatis. The child had received at least two months of empiric antituberculous therapy (ATT) before she came to us. A CT-guided biopsy revealed(More)