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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: The FNAC was done using Cameco (needle holder) with 20 mL syringe and 23-gauge needles. Aseptic procedure was observed and verbal consent was obtained from the patient. All ethical consideration was trail before carrying out the procedure and taking photograph. Aided by the Cameco, 0.5 mL of haemorrhagic grey aspirates was obtained. It was then immediately smeared on to a glass slide and then fixed in 95% alcohol for 15 min and then stained by haematoxylin and eosin (H and E). One of the slides was stained with Fontana Masson to demonstrate melanin (Figure 5). We are limited from performing immunohistochemistry, HMB 45, S-100, and Melan-A.


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 Fontana Masson ×100.
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fig5: Photomicrograph of smear stained with Fontana Masson ×100.
Mentions: The FNAC was done using Cameco (needle holder) with 20 mL syringe and 23-gauge needles. Aseptic procedure was observed and verbal consent was obtained from the patient. All ethical consideration was trail before carrying out the procedure and taking photograph. Aided by the Cameco, 0.5 mL of haemorrhagic grey aspirates was obtained. It was then immediately smeared on to a glass slide and then fixed in 95% alcohol for 15 min and then stained by haematoxylin and eosin (H and E). One of the slides was stained with Fontana Masson to demonstrate melanin (Figure 5). We are limited from performing immunohistochemistry, HMB 45, S-100, and Melan-A.

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