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Pushpa Sodhani, M.D.
Scientist F 
Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology
Diagnostic Cytopathology
I-7, sector-39
Noida - 201 301   
Uttar Pradesh   
Phone: +91-120-2579471, 72, 73
Mobile: +91-9811387131
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Chief and Deputy Director Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Noida, India 1999-Present
Assistant Director Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Noida, India 1993-1999
Pool Officer Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, India 1987-1988
Pool Officer Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India 1985-1987
Consultant Marwari Relief Society Hospital, Kolkata, India 1983-1985
Area of Specialization:
Research Summary:
Early detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of uterine cervix
Comparative role of genetic and environmental factors in process of cervical carcinogenesis
Prevalence of reproductive tract infections in a hospital population and their biological behavior in a follow up study
Breast cancer – a multidisciplinary study on epidemiological, clinocomorphological, hormonal, immunological and molecular genetic basis
To develop alternative strategies for early detection of cervical cancer in resource poor settings
Biological behaviour of HPV infection in Indian women
Genetic basis in the development of cervical cancer in Indian population
1. Sodhani, P., Gupta, S., Singh, V., Sehgal, A. and Mitra, A. B.  Eliminating the diagnosis atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: impact on the accuracy of the Papanicolaou test. Acta Cytologica. 2004.  48, 783-787. [PubMed]
2. Gupta, S. and Sodhani, P.  Why is high grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia under-diagnosed on cytology in a quarter of cases? Analysis of smear characteristics in discrepant cases. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2004.  41, 104-108. [PubMed]
3. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P., Singh, V., Pant, J. N., Chachra, K. L., Bhatt, N. C. and Sardana, S.  Rapid rescreening of cervical smears by cytopathologists: experience at a WHO collaborating centre for research in cytology. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2004.  47, 8-10. [PubMed]
4. Gupta, S., Jain, S. and Sodhani, P.  Alveolar soft part sarcoma: a rare entity with unique cytomorphological features. Cytopathology. 2003.  14, 40-41. [PubMed]
5. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P. and Jain, S.  Macroconidia of Fusarium species. An unusual finding in cervical smears. Acta Cytologica. 2003.  47, 41-44. [PubMed]
6. Kumar, N., Das, P. M., Jain, S., Sodhani, P. and Gupta, S.  Melanoma of the soft parts: diagnosis of metastatic and recurrent tumors by aspiration cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2003.  28, 295-300. [PubMed]
7. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P. and Jain, S.  Primary malignant melanoma of uterine cervix: a rare entity diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology--report of a case. Cytopathology. 2003.  14, 153-156. [PubMed]
8. Sodhani, P., Gupta, S., Sehgal, A., Singh, V., Khan, I. U. and Mitra, A. B.  Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: is it worthwhile to qualify them further? Indian Journal of Cancer. 2003.  40, 23-26. [PubMed]
9. Sodhani, P., Gupta, S. and Jain, S.  Unusual presentation of disseminated echinococcosis with thyroid involvement: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology in a clinically unsuspected case. Acta Cytologica. 2002.  46, 75-76. [PubMed]
10. Jain, S., Kumar, N., Sodhani, P. and Gupta, S.  Cytology of collagenous spherulosis of the breast: a diagnostic dilemma--report of three cases. Cytopathology. 2002.  13, 116-120. [PubMed]
11. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P., Jain, S. and Kumar, N.  Microfilariae in association with neoplastic lesions: report of five cases. Cytopathology. 2001.  12, 120-126. [PubMed]
12. Singh, V., Sehgal, A., Parashari, A., Sodhani, P. and Satyanarayana, L.  Early detection of cervical cancer through acetic acid application--an aided visual inspection. Singapore Medical Journal. 2001.  42, 351-354. [PubMed]
13. Gupta, S. and Sodhani, P.  Nuclear grooves in intermediate cells in cervical smears. Cytopathology. 2000.  11, 91-95. [PubMed]
14. Gupta, S. and Sodhani, P.  Malignant oncocytoma of a submandibular salivary gland. Acta Cytologica. 2000.  44, 492-493. [PubMed]
15. Sardana, S., Sodhani, P., Agarwal, S. S., Sehgal, A., Roy, M., Singh, V., Bhatnagar, P. and Murthy, N. S.  Epidemiologic analysis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in inflammatory smears. Acta Cytologica. 1994.  38, 693-697. [PubMed]
16. Parashari, A., Singh, V., Sehgal, A., Satyanarayana, L., Sodhani, P. and Gupta, M. M.  Low-cost technology for screening uterine cervical cancer. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2000.  78, 964-967. [PubMed]
17. Sodhani, P., Gupta, S., Prakash, S. and Singh, V.  Columnar and metaplastic cells in vault smears: cytologic and colposcopic study. Cytopathology. 1999.  10, 122-128. [PubMed]
18. Singh, V., Parashari, A., Satyanarayana, L., Sodhani, P., Gupta, M. M. and Sehgal, A.  Biological behavior and etiology of inflammatory cervical smears. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1999.  20, 199-202. [PubMed]
19. Das, D. K., Tripathi, R. P., Kumar, N., Chachra, K. L., Sodhani, P., Parkash, S. and Bhambhani, S.  Role of guided fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis and classification of liver malignancies. Tropical Gastroenterology. 1997.  18, 101-106. [PubMed]
20. Sodhani, P., Singh, V., Das, D. K. and Bhambhani, S.  Cytohistological correlation as a measure of quality assurance of a cytology laboratory. Cytopathology. 1997.  8, 103-107. [PubMed]
21. Sodhani, P., Das, D. K., Natarajan, R. and Khan, I. U.  Cytological diagnosis of orbital echinococcosis. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1996.  15, 52-53. [PubMed]
22. Mitra, A. B., Murty, V. V., Singh, V., Li, R. G., Pratap, M., Sodhani, P., Luthra, U. K. and Chaganti, R. S.  Genetic alterations at 5p15: a potential marker for progression of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1995.  87, 742-745. [PubMed]
23. Das, D. K., Pant, C. S., Pant, J. N. and Sodhani, P.  Transthoracic (percutaneous) fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Tubercle and Lung Disease. 1995.  76, 84-89. [PubMed]
24. Singh, V., Gupta, M. M., Satyanarayana, L., Parashari, A., Sehgal, A., Chattopadhya, D. and Sodhani, P.  Association between reproductive tract infections and cervical inflammatory epithelial changes. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 1995.  22, 25-30. [PubMed]
25. Singh, V., Sehgal, A., Gupta, M. M., Satyanarayan, L., Parashari, A., Sodhani, P. and Chattopadhya, D.  Bleeding ectopy as an indicator for genital tract infections. Genitourinary Medicine. 1994.  70, 424. [PubMed]
26. Mitra, A. B., Murty, V. V., Pratap, M., Sodhani, P. and Chaganti, R. S.  ERBB2 (HER2/neu) oncogene is frequently amplified in squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Cancer Research. 1994.  54, 637-639. [PubMed]
27. Sardana, S., Sodhani, P., Agarwal, S. S., Sehgal, A., Roy, M., Singh, V., Bhatnagar, P. and Murthy, N. S.  Epidemiologic analysis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in inflammatory smears. Acta Cytologica. 1994.  38, 693-697. [PubMed]
28. Murty, D. A. and Sodhani, P.  Intranuclear inclusions in pleomorphic adenoma of salivary gland: a case report. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1993.  9, 194-196. [PubMed]
29. Sodhani, P., Murty, D. A. and Pant, C. S.  Microfilaria in a fine needle aspirate from a breast lump: a case report. Cytopathology. 1993.  4, 59-62. [PubMed]
30. Das, D. K., Pant, C. S., Rath, B., Parkash, S., James, T. and Sodhani, P.  Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal lesions: review of experience in the pediatric age group. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1993.  9, 383-393. [PubMed]
31. Das, D. K., Sodhani, P., Kashyap, V., Parkash, S., Pant, J. N. and Bhatnagar, P.  Inflammatory lesions of the breast: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration. Cytopathology. 1992.  3, 281-289. [PubMed]
32. Sodhani, P. and Nayar, M.  Microfilariae in a thyroid aspirate smear: an incidental finding. Acta Cytologica. 1989.  33, 942-943. [PubMed]
33. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P., Jain, S. and Kumar, N. Morphological spectrum in Papillary carcinoma of Thyroid. Role of cytology in identifying its different variants. Acta Cytol. 2004. 48. 795-800.
34. Jain, S., Kumar, N., Sodhani, P. and Gupta, S. Insular carcinoma of the thyroid with predominant microfollicular pattern on fine needle aspiration cytology: a diagnostic pitfall. Acta Cytol. 2004. 48, 111-113.
35. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P. and Chachra, KL. Rehydration of air dried cervical smears: A possible alternative to conventional wet fixation. Obstet Gynaecol. 2003. 102, 761-764.
36. Gupta, S., Sodhani, P. and Jain, S. Acantholytic cells exfoliated from Pemphigus Vulgaris of Uterine Cervix: a diagnostic pitfall on cervical cytology: Report of a case with brief literature review. Acta Cytol. 2003. 47, 795-798.
37. Jain, S., Gupta, S., Kumar, N. and Sodhani, P. Extracellular hyaline material in aassociation with other cytological feature in aspirates from Collagenous Spherulosis and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the breast. Acta Cytologica. 2003. 47, 381-386.
38. Jyoti, S., Lal, P., Jain, S. and Sodhani, P. A study of atypical hyperplasia on FNAC in symptomatic breast patients. Delhi State Chapter Journal of Surgery. 2003. 1:4, 145-147.
39. Jain, S., Sodhani, P., Gupta, S., Sakhuja, P. and Kumar, N. Cytomorphology of filariasis revisited: Expansion of the morphologic spectrum   and co existence with other lesions. Acta Cytol. 2001. 45, 186-191.
40. Garg, S., Bhalla, P., Sharma, N., Sahay, R., Puri, A., Saha, R., Sodhani, P., Murthy, N S. and Mehra, M. Comparison of self reported symptoms of gynaecological morbidity with clinical and laboratory diagnosis in the New Delhi slum. Asia Pacific Population Journal. 2001. 75-92.
41. Das, DK., Tripathi, RK., Mandal, AK., Chachra, KL., Sharma, S., Sodhani, P. and Pant, CS. Solitary nodular goiter: Review of cytomorphological features in 441 cases. Acta Cytol. 1999. 43, 4, 563-574.
42. Gupta, S. and Sodhani, P. Sialadenosis of parotid gland. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology. 1998. 20,  225-228.
43. Singh, V., Parasari, A., Sodhani, P., Chattopadhyay, D., Satyanarayana, L., Gupta, M M. and Sehgal, A. Colposcopy as a tool for detection of Human Papilloma virus infection of uterine cervix in the setting of high prevlance of gynaecologic infections.  Singapore Medical  Journal. 1996. 37, 588-590.
44. Gopalkrishna, V., Singh, UR., Sodhani, P. and Sharma, JK. Absence of human papilloma virus DNA in breast cancer as revealed by polymerase chain reaction. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 1996. 39, 197-202.
45. Parashar, A., Singh, V., Gupta, MM., Satyanarayan, L., Chattopadhyay. D., Sodhani, P. and Sehgal, A. Significance of inflammatory cervical smears. APMIS. 1995. 103, 273-278.
46. Parashari, A., Singh, V., Sodhani, P., Satyanarayan, L., Chattopadhyay, D., Gupta, MM. and Sehgal, A. Clinical and etiological profile of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among women attending gynaecology and patient department of a major city hospital in Delhi. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India. 1994, 44, 5, 790-797.
47. Murthy, DA., Luthra, UK., Sehgal, K. and Sodhani, P. Cytological detection of strongyloides stericoralis in a routine cervicovaginal smears: A cases report. Acta Cytologica. 1994. 38, 2.
48. Sodhani, P., Murthy, NS., Sardana, S., Sharma, KC. and Bhatnagar, P. Seasonal variation in genital tract infections as detection on papanicolaou's smear examination. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1994. 10:1, 98.
49. Das, DK., Bhambani, S., Pant, JN., Prakash, S., Murthy, NS., Hedau, S., Sodhani, P. and Pant, CS. Tubercular lesions: Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of 574 cases. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 1992. 8, 211-215.
50. Gupta, AK., Pant, CS., Mahajan, H., Suri, JC., Bhambani, S., Sodhani, P., Ganguly, SK. and Khudali, B. Role of guided fine needle aspirations cytology in diagnosis of chest lesions. Indian Journal of Radiology. 1991. 1, 23-27.


Book Chapters:
Cytology and Histology of Uterine Cervix In: Colposcopy, Bhargave, V.L. and Singh, V., B.I. Churchill Livingstone. 1994.
Grant Support:
Project Title Role Funding Agency Sanction Number Sanction Date
Epidemiological and sociological study of symptomatic and asymptomatic RTIs and STDs among women in an urban slum Rockefeller foundation, USA


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M.D. in Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Honors and Awards
2005-2006, Indian National Service Academy, visiting fellowship for the year
Indian Academy of cytologists
Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
Indian Association of Cancer Research
Convener and member of Delhi Breast Group
Ad hoc reviewer for Indian Journal of Medical Science
Expert reviewer, Funding of Ad hoc projects, Indian Council of Medical Research
Type of Neoplasms
Female genital system
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