Cytologically Yours: CoW: 20140213

From Pathology Education Instructional Resource
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Clinical Summary

The patient is a 66yo old male presenting with jaundice.

Past Medical History

  • History of prostate cancer 5 years ago.
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Chronic back pain

Past Surgical History

  • Prostatectomy (2009)
  • Thyroidectomy (2004)

Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound of head of pancreas shows a 43mm x 23mm ill defined mass.

Clinical Plan

The differential diagnosis included pancreatic adenocarcinoma and metastatic prostate cancer.

Pathology

Cytology


Resident Questions


Cell Block


Click here to toggle the diagnosis and discussion.

Final Diagnosis

Cytology

  • Metastatic prostate carcinoma.


Biopsy Diagnosis

  • Conventional high grade sarcoma, sclerotic type.


Discussion

The experience of FNA of osteosarcoma is mainly with conventional high-grade intramedullary sarcoma and to the rare high-grade surface osteosarcoma. Smears usually contain dissociated neoplastic cells and cell clusters.