Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 8205
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 862-4

Comparison of smear cytology with histopathology of the CT guided stereotactic brain biopsy.

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Correspondence Address:
V Malhotra
Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 18306590

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

The study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of cytological diagnosis of CNS lesions by comparing it with the final histopathological diagnosis of CT guided stereotactic brain biopsy. Squash preparations were prepared from 25 cases of CNS lesions operated in two years. These included 18 astrocytomas, 1 metastatic deposits, 1 epidermoid cyst, 1 Toxoplasmosis, 1 granulomatous inflammation and 3 cases showing normal brain parenchyma. The cytological diagnosis was available to the neurosurgeon within 10 minutes. The cytohistological correlation with paraffin block sections worked out to be 92%. Thus, this proved to be a fairly reliable and rapid method for immediate intra-operative diagnosis.

[PDF Not available]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal