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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2001;12(1): 61-65.
Metastatic Germinoma of Spleen from Perichiasmal Area: A Case Report .
Bong Kyung Shin, Min Kyung Kim, Han Kyeom Kim, Yang Seok Chae, Nam Hee Won, Insun Kim
Department of Pathology, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. tabrega@unitel.co.kr
ABSTRACT
A 20-year-old young man who had undergone treatment for a suprasellar/perichiasmal tumor 2 years before, was presented with a huge palpable splenic mass. A fine needle aspiration cytology from the splenic mass showed dissociated large pleomorphic tumor cells having irregular nuclear outline, coarse chromatin, and one or two macronucleoli, and scattered small lymphocytes in fine granular background. Above cytologic findings were regarded as the characteristics of germinoma. Differential diagnosis from the large cell lymphoma of spleen was emphasized.
Key Words: Germinoma; Spleen; Perichiasmal area; Fine needle aspiration cytology; Metastasis