Fine needle aspiration cytology in cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis.

  title={Fine needle aspiration cytology in cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis.},
  author={Inmaculada Catalina-Fern{\'a}ndez and Dolores L{\'o}pez-Presa and Javier S{\'a}enz-Santamar{\'i}a},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  volume={51 3},
OBJECTIVE To study the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of cutaneous and subcutaneous endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN We present 7 cases of endometriosis in abdominal wall, inguinal region and perineum diagnosed by FNAC. All cases were confirmed with histologic follow-up. Cytologic and histologic material was prepared using standard methods. RESULTS The smears were highly cellular, showing a hemorrhagic background with hemosiderin-laden macrophages and sheets of… CONTINUE READING


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