Diagnosis of cervical thymoma by fine needle aspiration biopsy with flow cytometry. A case report.

@article{Ponder2002DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of cervical thymoma by fine needle aspiration biopsy with flow cytometry. A case report.},
  author={Timothy Ponder and Brian T. Collins and Christopher S. Bee and Alan B. Silverberg and Leonard E. Grosso and Cherie Hilborn Dunphy},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          1129-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cervical thymoma is a rare entity. To our knowledge, this is the 20th reported case of cervical thymoma and the fourth case of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of this entity. To our knowledge, this is the only case in which cervical thymoma was a diagnostic consideration at the time of the FNAB diagnosis. The diagnosis was rendered because, unlike in previous cases, flow cytometric immunophenotyping was performed. CASE A 46-year-old, white female presented with what was… CONTINUE READING
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