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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--90

Subcutaneous phycomycosis

Department of Pathology, JJM Medical college, Davegere- 577004, India

Correspondence Address:
H R Chandrasekhar
Department of Pathology, JJM Medical college, Davegere- 577004
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PMID: 20921726

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A case of subcutaneous phycomycosis of gluteal region in a 10-year-old boy clinically diagnosed as fibrosarcoma is presented for its rarity.Histopathology revealed broad, thin walled, faintly eosinophilic hyphae with occasional septae, inside the giant cells as well as extracellularly in a background of chronic granulomatous inflammation. Special stains like Gomoris methenamine silver, periodic acid Schiff and Masson’s trichrome, highlighted the hyphae.


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