More Than Just a Swelling: A Pathologist's Perspective

Isaac Jane B, Subbarayan Devi, Kumar Senthil K, Raghavan Vijayashree, Anantharamakrishnan K
2020 Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health  
Deep mycosis is commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals and rarely in immune competent patients but they have increased morbidity and mortality. These cases, when they present as skin lesions or subcutaneous swellings, are often misdiagnosed as sebaceous cyst or soft tissue tumors and the patients are often not treated properly. Here, we would like to present a series of deep mycosis cases which were clinically misdiagnosed as soft tissue lesions/tumors and the importance of fine needle
more » ... nce of fine needle aspiration cytology and diligent histopathological examination to aid in the proper care of patients.
doi:10.36295/asro.2020.231321 fatcat:3z4zbs6h2zai3oafqf7hlibl44