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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2007;18(2): 175-177.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytological Findings of Burkitt lymphoma: A Brief Case Report.
Hyang Jeong Jo, Jung Taek Oh, Gang Deuk Kim, Hun Soo Kim
1Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. jhj6770@wonkwang.ac.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
A case of Burkitt lymphoma diagnosed through fine needle aspiration cytology is described. A 66-year-old man presented with lymphadenopathy on the right cervical neck and axillary area. An ultrasonogram and CT scan for the cervical neck showed a multiple variable sized lymphadenopathy with pericapsular invasion and necrotic foci. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the cervical lymph nodes revealed very cellular and necrotic smears consisting of diffusely scattered intermediate monotonous round cells, tingible body macrophages and many mitotic figures. Histological features of the excised lymph nodes showed the classic morphological features of Burkitt lymphoma. Recognition of the characteristic cytological features can suggest the possibility of Burkitt lymphoma.
Key Words: Burkitt lymphoma; Fine needle aspiration cytology