Cytology of gastrointestinal histoplasmosis: A report of two cases with differential diagnosis and diagnostic pitfalls Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Comparative Genomic Hybridization
  • DNA Fragmentation

abstract

  • Accurate diagnosis is crucial to patient management and therapy. Careful attention to the nuclear and cytoplasmic details of histiocytes and histiocytelike cells is important to avoid interpretive errors. Diagnostic pitfalls include signet ring cell adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, goblet cell carcinoid, malakoplakia and such infections as mycobacteria, Entamoeba histolytica and Calymmatobacterium granulomatis. Ancillary studies, such as microbiologic cultures and immunohistochemical and histochemical staining, can be performed in the appropriate clinical setting.

publication date

  • January 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 8842180

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 989

end page

  • 94

volume

  • 40

number

  • 5