Squash smear findings of spherical amyloid in pituitary prolactinoma: A case report

Se Hoon 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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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