Tropical Parasitology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61--63

Microfilaria in cytological smears at rare sites coexisting with unusual pathology: A series of seven cases


Chayanika Pantola1, Sanjay Kala2, Asha Agarwal1, Lubna Khan1 
1 Department of Pathology, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Chayanika Pantola
L-21, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College Campus, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208 002
India

Filariasis is a major public health problem in India and microfilaria is sometimes seen during routine fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) smears, but it is very rare to find microfilaria coexistent with neoplastic lesions. Here we report a series of seven cases in which microfilaria is associated with neoplastic lesions. Out of these seven cases one is benign and six are malignant. Also we first time report the microfilaria coexistent with parotid pleomorphic adenoma, undifferentiated carcinoma thyroid and gall bladder carcinoma.


How to cite this article:
Pantola C, Kala S, Agarwal A, Khan L. Microfilaria in cytological smears at rare sites coexisting with unusual pathology: A series of seven cases.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:61-63


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Pantola C, Kala S, Agarwal A, Khan L. Microfilaria in cytological smears at rare sites coexisting with unusual pathology: A series of seven cases. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];2:61-63
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