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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Hairy cell leukemia : A diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration

Regina S Meara1, Vishnu Reddy1, Juan Pablo Arnoletti2, Darshana Jhala1, Shyam Varadarajulu3, Nirag Jhala1 
1 Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
2 Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
3 Department of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Nirag Jhala
Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
USA

Background: Endosonography (EUS) guided FNA is a relatively new imaging modality which is increasingly used for sampling deep-seated lymph nodes in the diagnosis and staging of various malignancies, both primary as well as metastatic. It is also useful for staging of non-Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma as well as diagnosing recurrence. The diagnosis of leukemia on FNA samples from deep-seated lymphadenopathy poses an even greater challenge. Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is an uncommon, but distinct, lympho-proliferative disorder of B cell origin. It usually affects the spleen and bone marrow and uncommonly involves lymph nodes. There are only a few cases reported where HCL was diagnosed on FNA specimens. Case presentation: We report the first case of HCL accurately rendered on EUS-FNA samples. Conclusion: This report underscores the concept that the presence of a cytopathologist in the endoscopy suite plays an important role in providing accurate diagnoses of lymphoid lesions biopsied with EUS-FNA.


How to cite this article:
Meara RS, Reddy V, Arnoletti JP, Jhala D, Varadarajulu S, Jhala N. Hairy cell leukemia : A diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration.CytoJournal 2006;3:1-1


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Meara RS, Reddy V, Arnoletti JP, Jhala D, Varadarajulu S, Jhala N. Hairy cell leukemia : A diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration. CytoJournal [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 21 ];3:1-1
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