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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2003;14(1): 27-31.
Imprint Cytologic Features of Poorly Differentiated Synovial Sarcoma: A Case Report.
Mi Jin Gu, Joon Hyuk Choi, Young Kyung Bae
1Department of Pathology, Holy Trinity hospital, Daegu, Korea. white_kmj@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma is a variant of synovial sarcoma. We report a case of poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma imprinted after resection. The patient was a 47-year-old woman with a right shoulder pain for 6 months. The cytologic features showed malignant round to oval, monotonous tumor cells with high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio. Some tumor cells showed perivascular distribution and nuclear molding. Vague rosette-like structures were seen. On immunohistchemical stains, tumor cells were diffusely positive for CD99 and focally positive for epithelial membrane antigen. Ultrastructural examination showed desmosomes and microvilli.
Key Words: Synovial sarcoma; Cytology; Imprint