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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 478-480

An unexpected host in a soft-tissue lesion of thigh

Department of Pathology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Moumita Sengupta
244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_20_236

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Rhinosporidiosis is an enigmatic entity and poses a major health problem in the developing countries of South-East Asia. A soft friable polypoid nasal mass is the most common presentation, while sparse literature is available on extranasal involvement. We describe the case of a 35-year-old female patient who presented with a slow-growing soft-tissue swelling with ulceration over the thigh. On clinical and radiological examination, a provisional diagnosis of soft-tissue neoplasm was made. After resection, histopathological sections showed a closely packed cyst with innumerable endospores. The present case report documents the rare occurrence of an incidentally detected cutaneous rhinosporidiosis causing diagnostic difficulty.


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