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Fine needle aspiration cytology as a preliminary diagnostic tool in chondroid syringoma: a case report and review

Authors Syed MMA, Paudel U, Rajbhandari A, Pokhrel DB, Adhikari RC, Parajuli S

Received 24 November 2018

Accepted for publication 15 February 2019

Published 5 April 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 209—218


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

MM Aarif Syed,1 Upama Paudel,1 Aasiya Rajbhandari,2 Dinesh Binod Pokhrel,1 Ram Chandra Adhikari,2 Sudip Parajuli1

1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; 2Department of Pathology, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract: We report a case of chondroid syringoma (CS) in a 44-year-old male. He presented with a firm asymptomatic nodule in his left upper lip of 2-year duration. The initial clue to the diagnosis was made on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), and a final diagnosis was based on histopathological examination. The case highlights the importance of FNAC in providing clues to the diagnosis of suspected cases of chondroid syringoma before performing large excisions and repair, which would require more skill and time. We have also reviewed the cytological findings of all the cases of benign CS reported until the current date.

Keywords: chondroid syringoma, pleomorphic adenoma, adnexal tumours, fine needle aspiration cytology

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