Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:2112
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-141

Malignant solitary fibrous tumor in the extremity: Cytopathologic findings


Department of Pathology, Salah Aza´ez Institute, Tunis, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Fatma Khanchel
Department of Pathology, Salah Aza´ez Institute, 1006 Bab Saadoun, Tunis
Tunisia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.97160

Rights and Permissions

Malignant solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is an extremely rare neoplasm. There are only rare published accounts of the cytopathologic features of this tumor. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman presented with a 10-year history of a right thigh mass. A preoperative fine needle aspiration (FNA) was performed. Smears were hypercellular, with cohesive and crowded tissue fragments, haphazard cell arrangements and many single cells. The tumor cells were polymorphous, plump spindled or round with often indented or bare nuclei. A differential diagnosis of low grade sarcoma was favored. The diagnosis of malignant SFT is extremely difficult on FNA and must be included in the differential diagnosis of spindle cell neoplasms.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3850    
    Printed142    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded107    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal