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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 480
Cysticercosis of tongue: Cytohistologic approach to diagnosis


1 Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillayarkuppam, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillayarkuppam, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Govindaswamy Koteeswaran
Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam - 607 402, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.125231

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Cysticercosis is continuing to be a major health problem in developing countries. Radiological and serological techniques are routinely used for pre-operative diagnosis of cysticercosis. But fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is cost effective and simple procedure, so it is important to be aware of diagnostic pitfalls in the cytomorphologic diagnosis of cysticercosis. We present a case of cysticercosis of tongue, which accounts for only 34 cases in the world literature.


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