Squash smear findings of spherical amyloid in pituitary prolactinoma

A case report

SeHoon Kim, Sun Ho Kim, Seung Koo Lee, Tai Seung Kim

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pituitary prolactinoma containing spherical amyloid is rare. Squash smear findings of spherical amyloid in pituitary prolactinoma are characteristic. CASE: A 25-year-old woman presented with a pituitary tumor. The intraoperative squash smear showed abundant, homogeneous, eosinophilic material with multiple prominent striations. The scattered atypical cells in the periphery contained an irregular, bizarre nucleus; coarse chromatin; occasional prominent nucleoli; rare cytoplasm; and prolactin immunoreactivity. CONCLUSION: The characteristic squash smear findings should be helpful in the diagnosis of this rare tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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Prolactinoma
Cucurbita
Amyloid
Pituitary Neoplasms
Prolactin
Chromatin
Cytoplasm
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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Kim, SeHoon ; Kim, Sun Ho ; Lee, Seung Koo ; Kim, Tai Seung. / Squash smear findings of spherical amyloid in pituitary prolactinoma : A case report. In: Acta Cytologica. 2004 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 447-450.
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Squash smear findings of spherical amyloid in pituitary prolactinoma : A case report. / Kim, SeHoon; Kim, Sun Ho; Lee, Seung Koo; Kim, Tai Seung.

In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.01.2004, p. 447-450.

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