Journal of Cytology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Cytodiagnosis of chordoma (A case report)

Dept. of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur - 440 003, (M.S.), India

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Sanjay N Parate
45, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur - 440 009 (M.S.)
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A case of sacrococcygeal chordoma was diagnosed on the basis of smear preparation and confirmed by subsequent histologic studies. The smears in chordoma are usually hypercelluar: The main cellular forms in chordoma are physaiiferous cells with mucinous, myxoid background. Chordoma is an uncommon neoplasm arising from notochordal remnants. Here, the cytologic features of chordoma and the diagnostic utility of FNAB are presented.

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