Fine needle aspiration cytology of neurothekeoma - A case report

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Author list: Vinagre AV, Martin AG, Barrios AP, Masgrau NA, Carcavillia CB, De Agustin PD
Publisher: Karger Publishers
Publication year: 2003
Volume number: 47
Issue number: 3
Start page: 485
End page: 489
Number of pages: 5
ISSN: 0001-5547
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


BACKGROUND: Neurothekeoma (NT) is a rare, benign neoplasm of soft parts with a distinctive histologic appearance. To our knowledge, the cytologic findings have not been described before. We present a case of NT with the cytologic features on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).CASE; A 54-year-old female presented with a circumscribed nodule in the left breast. The lesion was evaluated by FNAC. The smears showed an abundant, metachromatic, myxoid matrix with fusiform and epithelioid cells, some binucleated or multinucleated, loose or in groups, and sometimes forming concentric whorls. The lesion was removed, and the diagnosis of NT was made after histopathologic study.CONCLUSION. NT is an extremely rare neoplasm in the mammary region. Fusiform and epithelioid cells arranged in concentric whorls in a myxoid tumor of soft tissue are a distinctive characteristic of this neoplasm and can suggest the diagnosis.


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