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Cutaneous epithelioid angiosarcoma: a potential diagnostic trap for cytopathologists.

Authors
  • Ng, W K
  • Collins, R J
  • Law, D
  • Gwi, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diagnostic Cytopathology
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1997
Volume
16
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 9067111
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We report on the cytologic features of a rare case of cutaneous epithelioid angiosarcoma of the scalp occurring in a 65-yr-old Chinese male. The prominent epithelioid features may cytologically mimic poorly-differentiated carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and even epithelioid sarcoma. Recognition of subtle cytologic features of vasoproliferation, immunohistochemical demonstration of endothelial markers, and ultrastructural examination are necessary before a final conclusion may be drawn.

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