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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-39

Use of FNAC in diagnosis of microfilaria of breast: A case report


1 Professor, Department of Pathology, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital & Research centre, Greater Noida (U.P.), India
2 Associate Professor, Deparment of Radiology, School of Medical Science & Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P.), India

Correspondence Address:
Vertika Gupta
Professor, Department of Pathology, I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital & Research centre, Greater Noida (U.P.)
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-6486.240200

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Extranodal filariasis occurs rarely and breast is an uncommon site for filariasis . The present case is of 23 yrs old female with a painless lump in the left breast involving upper outer quadrant. Provisional clinical diagnosis was Fibroadenoma, left breast. However, cytology smears showed clusters of degenerated ductal cells and several Microfilaria larvae. Thus, a definitive diagnosis of Filariasis, left breast was made. Patient was put on conservative treatment and recovery was uneventful. Therefore, simple yet effective mode of cytological diagnosis was able to avert an unnecessary biopsy/ lumpectomy in this patient.


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