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Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology - Features of Non-Small Cell and Large Cell Carcinoma

 Dr Sampurna Roy MD        






Image: FNA- Non-small cell carcinoma - Large groups of malignant cells.

The presence of glands, cell balls, branching or papillary structures, cylindrical cells and nuclear grooving  are major diagnostic indicators for adenocarcinoma. Cytoplasmic macrovacuoles are more common in adenocarcinomas than in squamous and large cell carcinomas.

- Cytological features - Visit: Exfoliative Cytology- Large Cell Carcinoma

- The possibility of metastatic carcinoma should be kept in mind.



Further reading:

Cytological features of non-small cell carcinomas of the lung in fine needle aspirates.

Fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology of primary and metastatic pulmonary tumors.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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