Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

: 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 445-

Subcutaneous cysticercosis and cytological findings

Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Subcutaneous cysticercosis and cytological findings.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:445-445

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Subcutaneous cysticercosis and cytological findings. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];60:445-445
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The publication on “subcutaneous cysticercosis and cytological findings” is very interesting.[1] Bhadani et al. mentioned that “The case discussed here highlights the presence of all the parasitic elements together in a single case, which is a very rare and an amazing finding to get on cytology.”[1] We agree that it is very amazing and how the cytological finding can be derived is more suspicious. The basic possible explanation is there is a pitfall in aspiration. Due to the very small inlet to the needle, it is not possible that the whole parasitic body can be sucked and aspirated in a single aspiration. This might reflect the problem of cytological technique and might be a preanalytical error in specimen collection. Finally, if there is any complication after aspiration and rupturing of the parasitic cyst, it should be further discussed.


1Bhadani PP, Jamal I, Kumar S, Smita S. Subcutaneous cysticercosis presenting as cervical swelling: Amazing and unexpected cytological findings. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:288-9.