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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 371-372

Metastatic melanocarcinoma – Cytomorphological patterns

Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Reetika Garg
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Sawangi (M), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_159_19

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Introduction: The cytodiagnosis of melanocarcinoma achieved on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology is cytomorphologically dicey at metastatic site. This is due to various morphologies achieved by melanocarcinoma as observed in histopathological examination. Therefore, it becomes imperative for cytopathologist to know about cytomorphological patterns observed at the diagnosis of melanocarcinoma. More so when melanocarcinoma is amelanotic and the clinical evidence of primary melanocarcinoma in the skin and other places is absent. Aim and Objectives: The present poster describes the experience with the cytomorphological patterns and diagnosis of melanocarcinoma, where the clinical evidence of presence of growth of melanocarcinoma in skin at any body site was absent. Materials and Methods: Fine needle aspiration done in 15 cases from metastatic sites, slides prepared were processed conventionaly. Result and Conclusion: It was observed that the certain cytomorphological features and typified cytomorphological arrangements in the presence of melanin containing cells or even amelanotic cells is enough characterizing melanocarcinoma which is described in the poster.

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