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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1990;1(2): 185-190.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Myxoid Liposarcoma of the Mediastinum.
Hee Jae Joo, Soon Hee Jung, Hogeun Kim
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea.
The cytologic findings in fine needle aspiration of a case of myxoid liposarcoma of the mediastinum are described. The smear and cell block of the aspirate revealed solid clusters with background of amorphous material and scattered single tumor cells. The clusters were moderately cellular and consisted of atypical lipoblasts in varying stages of differentiation and delicate plexiform capillaries. Good correlation was found between the histologic and cytologic findings in the fine needle aspirates. The differential diagnosis between myxoid liposarcoma and other myxoid soft tissue tumors is discussed.
Key Words: Myxoid liposarcoma; Aspiration cytology