Bilateral angiosarcoma breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

Muktha Pai, Krishnaraj Upadhyaya, Ramadas Naik, Sakshi Malhotra

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Abstract

Concurrent or synchronous angiosarcoma (AS) of breast is a rarity. Specific recognition of this neoplasm in cytological specimens is difficult and conclusive diagnosis in the absence of ancillary methods is achieved only uncommonly. Herein, we present a case of bilateral AS of breasts in a 32-year-old lady diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, thus enabling a definitive surgical approach. This case report emphasizes that when aspiration smears show vasoformative features consisting of microacini, arborizing microtissue fragments and intracytoplasmic lumen against a bloody background, diagnosis can be made conclusively by FNA with immunohistochemical confirmation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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