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Figure 4: May–Grünwald–Giemsa smears showing (a) Moderately cellular aspirate smear comprising clusters of spindle-shaped cells embedded in a pink fibrillary matrix, suggestive of mesenchymal tumor with possibility of benign nerve sheath tumor (×200). (b) Higher magnification showing cells having scant amount of cytoplasm and slender, wavy, hyperchromatic nuclei with pointed ends (×400). (c) Fine-needle aspiration smears showing characteristic nuclear palisading and Verocay bodies, suggestive of schwannoma (×200). (d) Photomicrograph showing moderate degree of pleomorphism and nuclear atypia in the aspirate smears, suggestive of nerve sheath tumor, inconclusive for malignancy (×400)

Figure 4: May–Grünwald–Giemsa smears showing (a) Moderately cellular aspirate smear comprising clusters of spindle-shaped cells embedded in a pink fibrillary matrix, suggestive of mesenchymal tumor with possibility of benign nerve sheath tumor (×200). (b) Higher magnification showing cells having scant amount of cytoplasm and slender, wavy, hyperchromatic nuclei with pointed ends (×400). (c) Fine-needle aspiration smears showing characteristic nuclear palisading and Verocay bodies, suggestive of schwannoma (×200). (d) Photomicrograph showing moderate degree of pleomorphism and nuclear atypia in the aspirate smears, suggestive of nerve sheath tumor, inconclusive for malignancy (×400)