Metastasis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma to Pericardial Fluid, Cytological Diagnosis (IHC) – A Case Report
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 4-1, July 2015, Pages: 31-35
Received: Jul. 1, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 3, 2015; Published: Aug. 3, 2015
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Vasudha Nassa, Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore,Karnataka, India
Nandini N. M., Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore,Karnataka, India
Sushma K. L., Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore,Karnataka, India
Sapna Patel, Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore,Karnataka, India
Manjunath G. V., Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore,Karnataka, India
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Abstract
A 54 years male patient presenting with multiple complaints was found to have large pericardial effusion leading to tamponade. Radiological findings were suggestive of a right adrenal mass. Cytological evaluation of the pericardial fluid revealed features of malignant effusion. Adrenocortical origin of the malignant cells was confirmed by immunostaining with A103 antibody against Melan-A. Hence, identification of primary lesion and confirmation of diagnosis was achieved by cytology with the help of immunohistochemistry performed on the cell block obtained from the drained pericardial fluid.
Keywords
Melan-A, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Malignant Pericardial effusion, Cytology, Immunohistochemistry
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Vasudha Nassa, Nandini N. M., Sushma K. L., Sapna Patel, Manjunath G. V., Metastasis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma to Pericardial Fluid, Cytological Diagnosis (IHC) – A Case Report, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Special Issue: Latest Different Concepts of Gynaecology. Vol. 4, No. 4-1, 2015, pp. 31-35. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.s.2015040401.18
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