Liesegang Rings (liesegang + ring)

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Liesegang rings in fine needle aspirate of breast cysts with predominance of apocrine cells: A study of 14 cases

F.I.A.C., Raj K. Gupta M.D.
Abstract Fine needle aspirate (FNA) from 14 cases (age range 17,84 years), with Liesegang rings (LR's) in breast cysts seen over a period of 26 years comprised the material of this study from more than 38,000 FNA's of the breast which had been done for a variety of breast lesions. In six of the 14 cases, the aspirate was obtained under ultrasound guidance whereas in the remaining cases it was collected from a palpable lesion. The aspiration was performed using a 22 gauge needle and the syringe and needle contents were washed in a cytology container with 30% ethyl alcohol in physiologic saline. The cytologic preparations from half of the sample were made on a 5 micron Schleicher and Schuell filter and stained by Papanicolaou method whereas from the remainder of the sample a cell block was made and sections cut, stained with hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) and used for immunohistochemical study. Filter preparations and cell blocks revealed cyanophilic, spherical, ring-like structures of various sizes and shape mostly with double walls, and striations with amorphous material in the lumen and under polarized light were nonrefractile. Seen also were several apocrine cells and some macrophages and the LR's were found to be negative on immunostains for EMA and CK, and a panel of other special stains (Table I). Since LR's can be mistaken for ova, larvae, or parasites, it is important to be aware of their potential presence in aspirate samples of breast cysts to avoid a misdiagnosis. The exact mechanism of formation of LR's is not fully understood and certain views as proposed are discussed in this presentation. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2008;36:701,704. 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [source]

Liesegang rings in an apocrine hidrocystoma: a case report and review of literature

Heidi M. Gilchrist
Liesegang rings represent an in vivo chemical precipitation phenomenon representing a potential diagnostic pitfall for misdiagnosis as parasitic infections. These acellular patterns of lamellar concretions are rare in human tissue. The authors report a case of Liesegang rings observed within an intradermal apocrine hidrocystoma and review the literature for reports of these structures, with particular emphasis on mucocutaneous lesions. Gilchrist HM, Wick MR, Patterson JW. Liesegang rings in an apocrine hidrocystoma. [source]

Report of an unusual case of a conjunctival cyst with Liesegang rings

Jaime Levy MD
Abstract Liesegang rings are laminated precipitation structures well recognized in the field of chemistry. We present a rare case of a 64-year-old man who sought examination for a conjunctival cystic lesion of several months' duration, located in the right nasal bulbar conjunctiva near the plica semilunaris. The lesion was excised completely and uneventfully under local anaesthesia. Histopathological examination revealed a large folded cyst in the substantia propria. The cyst contained multiple eosinophilic concentrically spherical and oval structures of variable size with an amorphous central core compatible with Liesegang rings. No fungal or parasitic organisms were identified. This is the first photographically documented case of Liesegang rings appearing in the conjunctiva. Liesegang ring formation should be taken into account during histopathological examination of a conjunctival cyst and not be misdiagnosed as a parasitic infection. [source]