Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 146-148

Utility of scrape smear in diagnosis of Paget's diseases of breast - a case report

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Surat, India

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M M Patel
303/ Karuna Flats, Ravishankar Sankul, Bhatar Char Rasta, Surat 395007
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.41907

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Mammary Paget's disease is an uncommon intraepithelial adenocarcinoma which may or may not be associated with underlying carcinoma. Traditionally Paget's disease was diagnosed on excision biopsy. But now primary clinical impression along with scrape smear cytology is useful in the diagnosis. Scrape smear cytology where touching the microscopic slide to the weeping lesion or scraping the scaly lesion gently with slide is easy, quick, cost effective and non invasive. Here, we present a case of Paget's disease of nipple with underlying breast carcinoma diagnosed on scrape smear examination and fine needle aspiration cytology of underlying mass. Subsequent histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Early diagnosis of the condition is helpful in planning therapy.

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