Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167-172

Fine needle aspiration cytology of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors

1 Senior Resident, Department of Cytology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Cytology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
3 Senior Resident, Dept. of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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This is a retrospective study of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytological features in four histopathologically verified cases. The cytological features of gastrointestinal carcinoids is characterised predominantly by clusters and few discrete round to oval cells. They have fine nuclear chromatin with inconspicuous nucleoli and scanty to moderate grey blue cytoplasm with occasional pink granules. Carcinoid tumors of gastrointestinal tract can be distinguished from adenocarcinomas using these cytological criteria on aspirated material.

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