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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-98

Bile duct hyperplasia — An unusual finding in primary hepatocellular carcinoma

1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, PSG IMS&R, Coimbatore, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Pathology, PSG IMS&R, Coimbatore, India
3 Postgraduate, Dept. of Pathology, PSG IMS&R, Coimbatore, India

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Shanthakumari, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, PSG Institute, Coimbatore
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Fine needle aspiration cytology is commonly used in assessing the neoplastic lesions of the liver and is the most sensitive test for diagnosing liver cell malignancies.The diagnosis of primary HCC rests on well defined criteria laid down by many authors in various textbooks of cytology.This case is reported here as bile duct epithelium was present in sheets as against the criteria of absence of bile duct epithelium to diagnose HCC.

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