Dr Abha Thakur

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Blood Bank

Gurugram

About

Expertise in performing fine needle aspiration of superficial lumps (salivary gland, thyroid, lymph nodes, breast and subcutaneous tissues

Interpretation and adequacy assessment of FNAC (direct and USG, CT, EUS and EBUS guided)

Gynecologic (Pap smear) and effusion cytology (pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, CSF, urine and synovial fluids) reporting

Dr Abha Thakur is Associate Consultant in Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Blood bank at Medanta, Gurgaon. She has received training in Cytopathology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. She has..

Medical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONSINSTITUTE / DEPARTMENTYEAR
MD, PathologyPGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi2014
MBBSIGMC, Shimla2006

Specialization and Expertise

  • Fine needle aspiration cytology(Procedure and interpretation)
  • Gynecologic cytology
  • Exfoliative cytology

Memberships & Certifications

  • Delhi Chapter- Indian Academy of Cytology
  • Indian Association of Pathology and Microbiology

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Best oral paper award for  “ LBC vs conventional cytology of BAL specimens in the diagnosis of malignancy- A comparative study”  in 4th annual conference of DC-IAC,2015, 2015

Publications

  • Liquid-based and Conventional Cytology :   Liquid-based and conventional cytology for bronchial washings/bronchoalveolar lavages in the diagnosis of malignancy - An institutional experience. Journal of Cytology, 2017., 2017
  • Uterine tumor resembling ovarian sex cord tumor :   Uterine tumor resembling ovarian sex cord tumor: Histomorphological features. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology,2018, 2018
  • Immunoglobulin G4 related Pancreaticobiliary Disease :   Immunoglobulin G4 related pancreaticobiliary disease: Report of two cases highlighting the diagnostic criteria. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology,2019, 2019
  • Leishmania donovani and Pneumocystis jirovecii(carinii)  :   Leishmania donovani and Pneumocystis jirovecii(carinii) diagnosed on bronchoalveolar lavage cytology in a liver transplant recipient with CytomegalovirusDiagnostic Cytopathology, 2019, 2019
  • Atypia of undetermined significance/Follicular lesion of undetermined significance :   Risk of malignancy in Thyroid “Atypia of undetermined significance/Follicular lesion of undetermined significance” and its subcategories – A 5-year experience. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology,2019, 2019
  • Hematoidin Crystals in Pap Smear :   Hematoidin crystals in Pap smear: A revisit. Diagnostic Cytopathology,2019, 2019
  • Amyloidosis presenting as right adrenal mass :   Amyloidosis presenting as right adrenal mass—diagnosed on endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology,2020, 2020
  • Metastatic leiomyosarcoma to the pancreas diagnosed on endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine needle aspiration  :   Metastatic leiomyosarcoma to the pancreas diagnosed on endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine needle aspiration – A report of two cases with review of spindle cell lesions of pancreas. Cytopathology,2020, 2020
  • Giardia Duodenalis in Common Bile Duct Brushings :   Giardia duodenalis in common bile duct brushings. Health science reports,2020, 2020
  • Peripancreatic paraganglioma :   Peripancreatic paraganglioma: A diagnostic dilemma resolved on endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology. Diagnostic cytopathology, 2021, 2021