Cytodiagnosis of Sacral Chordoma

  • Saumya Shukla Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
  • Namrata Punit Awasthi Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
  • Nuzhat Husain Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
  • Nidhi Anand Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Keywords: chordoma; myxoid; sacral.

Abstract

We report the cytological findings of a sacro-coccygeal chordoma in a 53 year male diagnosed preoperatively by guided fine needle aspiration cytology. The smears shows characteristic Physalliphorous cells in a metachromatic background of myxoid material entrapping cords of cuboidal cells. Differential diagnosis in cytology include conventional and myxoid chondrosarcoma, myxoid liposarcoma, myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma, metastatic mucinous carcinoma and myxo-papillary ependymoma. The distinguishing features between these neoplasms are discussed. Preoperative diagnosis of chordoma permits optimum planned surgery.  

Keywords: chordoma; myxoid; sacral.

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Published
2014-12-31
How to Cite
Shukla, S., Awasthi, N. P., Husain, N., & Anand, N. (2014). Cytodiagnosis of Sacral Chordoma. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(196), 1014-1016. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2804
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Case Reports