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CytoJournal 2016,  13:16

Fine needle aspiration cytology of cervical lymph node involvement by ovarian serous borderline tumor


1 Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
3 Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Longwen Chen
Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1742-6413.187052

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Serous borderline tumor (SBT) involving a cervical lymph node is extremely rare. In addition, fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of the involved cervical lymph node shares tremendous morphologic similarity with other low-grade papillary carcinomas. Thus, it can be easily misdiagnosed as metastatic carcinoma. A 42-year-old female had a history of bilateral SBT and postbilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She presented with left cervical lymphadenopathy 6 months later. FNA cytology showed a low-grade papillary neoplasm with psammoma bodies. Needle core biopsy along with immunostains was diagnostic of cervical lymph node involvement (LNI) of SBT. although extremely rare, cervical LNI can be found in patients with SBTs. FNA cytology, sometimes, is indistinguishable from metastatic papillary adenocarcinoma. Cell block or needle core biopsy is essential to make the correct diagnosis.






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