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Korean J Cytopathol. 1990 Dec;1(2):170-174. Korean. Original Article.
Hong SW , Lee KG .
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

The mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a rare tumor in the lung. A case of bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology is presented. The smear showed many intermediate cells with occasional mucus-secreting cells. Malignant squamous cells were not present. The cellular arrangement of intermediate cells was overlapping and grouped in ball-like fashion. These cytologic features are unique for diagnosis of this tumor.

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