Co–Existence of Acinic Cell Carcinoma – Papillary Cystic Variant and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis – Report of A Case with Brief Review ED21-ED23
Dr. Krishnappa Amita,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences,
B.G. Nagara, Mandya District, Karnataka-571448, India.
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Tuberculosis (TB) and cancer are two lethal diseases causing significant morbidity and mortality in developing countries like India. Co-existence of these two disease lead to diagnostic dielemma among the clinicians. Overlapping clinical manifestations lead to delay in diagnosis. We report a case of acinic cell carcinoma â€“papillary cystic variant of the salivary gland and extra pulmonary tuberculosis in a young female. We emphasize the importance of the awareness of the co-existence of these two diseases and the role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the initial diagnosis.