Cytomorphologic findings of intraosseous notochordal rest on touch preparation: A case report

Alexandra Bovbel, Atif Zaheer, Zahra Maleki

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Abstract

Intraosseous notochordal rest is a rare intravertebral lesion of notochord origin which is presumably benign. It is usually an incidental finding in microscopic examination of vertebrectomy due to unrelated lesions or autopsy cases. Chordoma is a malignant neoplasm originating from notochord with a different clinicoradiographic presentation, prognosis, and treatment. However, the histology of intraosseous notochordal rest and chordoma is almost identical. Herein, we report cytomorphologic findings of a case of intraossous notochordal rest on touch preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Chordoma
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Intraosseous notochordal rest
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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