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Features of Carcinoid Tumours

Dr Sampurna Roy MD  




Image: Bronchial brushing- Carcinoid tumour - Groups of small regular cells with delicate cytoplasm, vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli.

1. Rarely seen in sputum, may be detected in washings, brushings.

2. Small regular cells in small clusters.

3. Delicate cytoplasm, rounded regular nuclei, visible nucleoli.

4. No necrosis.

Visit: FNAC - Carcinoid Tumours


Further reading:

Partial expectoration of a typical carcinoid: report of a case with diagnosis on sputum cytology.

Cytopathology of pulmonary carcinoid tumors in sputum and bronchial brushings.

Exfoliative cytopathology of atypical pulmonary carcinoid: a case report.

A review of cytologic findings in neuroendocrine carcinomas including carcinoid tumors with histologic correlation.

Cytopathology of oncocytic carcinoid tumor of the lung mimicking granular cell tumor. A case report.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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