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Intraoperative crush smear cytology of vertebral chondroblastoma: A diagnostic problem.

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Intraoperative crush smear cytology of vertebral chondroblastoma: A diagnostic problem.

Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Jan;46(1):79-82

Authors: Tathe SP, Parate SN, Jaiswal KN, Randale AA

Chondroblastoma is a uncommon, cartilage producing main neoplasm of the bone. Though usually benign, chondroblastoma is positioned within the “intermediate, hardly ever metastasizing” class within the 2013 World Well being Group classification of bone tumors. It usually includes the epiphysis of lengthy tubular bones and is exceptionally situated within the vertebral column. To one of the best of our data, lower than 35 circumstances of vertebral chondroblastoma have been reported within the literature. We report a case of chondroblastoma involving D6 -D7 vertebrae in a 17-year-old male affected person, recognized on intraoperative crush cytology and later confirmed on histopathology. Intraoperative crush cytology is never been used for the analysis of bone lesions. Until date, that is the third case of vertebral chondroblastoma being recognized on cytology and first case being recognized on intraoperative crush smear cytology. Earlier two circumstances have been recognized on fine-needle aspiration cytology. Chondroblastoma possesses distinct and diagnostic cytological options, which permits appropriate analysis even within the rarer places like vertebral column. Crush cytology may be useful within the fast intraoperative analysis of vertebral chondroblastoma resulting in early correct administration of the affected person.

PMID: 28834661 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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