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Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center.

Zarami AB, Satumari NA, Ahmed M - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia.Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms.We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

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Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

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Mentions: Smears show abundant dark brown pigments along with few pleomorphic cells having round to oval nuclei with moderate cytoplasm. Quite a few cells that have prominent eosinophilic nucleolus each are present (Figure 4). A Fontana Masson stain was positive (Figure 5).


Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center.

Zarami AB, Satumari NA, Ahmed M - Case Rep Oncol Med (2015)

Photomicrograph of smear stained with H and E ×100.
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fig4: Photomicrograph of smear stained with H and E ×100.
Mentions: Smears show abundant dark brown pigments along with few pleomorphic cells having round to oval nuclei with moderate cytoplasm. Quite a few cells that have prominent eosinophilic nucleolus each are present (Figure 4). A Fontana Masson stain was positive (Figure 5).

Bottom Line: Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia.Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms.We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus