Gastric zygomycosis diagnosed by brushing cytology.

  title={Gastric zygomycosis diagnosed by brushing cytology.},
  author={J J Pickeral and Jan F. Silverman and Charles D Sturgis},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  volume={23 1},
A 66-yr-old man with a history of squamous cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma of the lung presented with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. After passing black stools, he underwent upper endoscopy which showed gastric ulceration. A gastric brushing was performed which showed numerous nonseptate, ribbon-like hyphae with right-angle branching. The cytologic features permitted a diagnosis of a zygomycotic infection which was confirmed by histologic examination. Despite appropriate… CONTINUE READING