Infarction of acinic cell carcinoma in a patient infected with HIV: A complication of fine-needle aspiration cytology obscuring definitive diagnosis

Aarathi Rangan Rau, Radha Ramchandra Pai, Surendra Nayak

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Infarction of salivary gland tumors has been reported following fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and, rarely, as a spontaneous event. Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often have salivary gland lesions and FNAC plays a role in the preliminary investigation of such swellings. We report a case of a parotid swelling in a patient infected with HIV where infarction of acinic cell carcinoma following FNAC lead to difficulty in cytological evaluation of the subsequent aspirate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy

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