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2015, Volume 31, Number 2, Page(s) 145-147     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01295
Cytodiagnosis of Idiopathic Calcinosis Cutis: A Case Report
Monisha CHOUDHURY, Kiran AGARWAL, Smita SİNGH, Savita AGARWAL
Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, NEW DELHI, INDIA
Keywords: Calcinosis, Skin, Fine needle aspiration biopsy

We report a case of idiopathic calcinosis cutis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology in a 50-yr-old female who presented with a subcu taneous swelling near the left iliac crest. Cytological finding of amorphous calcium salts with histiocytes and the appropriate clinical background led to the cytodiagnosis of idiopathic calcinosis cutis as subsequently confirmed on histopathology. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of calcinosis cutis on cytology smears are also discussed.

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