Fine needle aspiration cytology of granulomatous cryptococcosis of the lung

Acta Cytol. Mar-Apr 1985;29(2):157-61.

Abstract

A cryptococcal infection was diagnosed in a patient with a history of immunoblastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of a pulmonary nodule. This case illustrates that granulomatous inflammation can be appreciated by FNA cytology and, when seen, should result in a search for the specific organism. This case also reemphasizes the value of FNA cytology in the management and follow-up of patients with malignancy or those being treated with chemotherapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Cryptococcosis / complications
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnosis
  • Cryptococcosis / microbiology
  • Cryptococcosis / pathology*
  • Cryptococcus / cytology
  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Fibroblasts / pathology
  • Granuloma / diagnosis
  • Granuloma / microbiology
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology*
  • Lymphoma / complications
  • Neutrophils / pathology
  • Staining and Labeling