Aspiration biopsy of osseous metastasis of occult hepatocellular carcinoma: Case report, literature review, and differential diagnosis

Smita Suterwala, Emily E. Volk, Robert D. Danforth

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Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a reliable technique for rapid diagnosis in virtually every organ of the body, including bone lesions. We report on the FNA findings in a 61-yr-old male of an osteolytic sacral lesion, which determined the diagnosis of an unsuspected metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. In this case, the diagnosis was confirmed by FNA biopsy without resorting to surgical biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone metastasis
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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