Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of small-cell lesions of the liver.

Abstract:

:The objective of this study was to evaluate the cytologic spectrum of small cell lesions of liver as diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Of 304 FNAs of liver that were performed in our institution between 1990 and 1994, 29 were classified as small-cell lesions. The final diagnoses were as follows: small-cell undifferentiated carcinoma (10), neuroendocrine carcinoma (9), cloacogenic carcinoma (1), Merkel-cell carcinoma (1), cholangiocarcinoma (1), metastatic adenocarcinoma (4), small-cell sarcoma (1), lymphoma (2). Relevant clinical history and immunocytochemistry were helpful in making the final diagnosis in some cases. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of small cell lesions of the liver are discussed in detail in this report.

journal_name

Diagn Cytopathol

journal_title

Diagnostic cytopathology

authors

Pisharodi LR,Bedrossian C

doi

10.1002/(sici)1097-0339(199807)19:1<29::aid-dc6>3.

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Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-07-01 00:00:00

pages

29-32

issue

1

eissn

8755-1039

issn

1097-0339

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10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199807)19:1<29::AID-DC6>3.

journal_volume

19

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