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CytoJournal 2016,  13:9

Sclerosing hemangioma: A diagnostic dilemma in fine needle aspiration cytology

1 Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
2 Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Yan Shi
Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
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DOI: 10.4103/1742-6413.180783

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Sclerosing hemangioma of the lung is a benign neoplasm with a widely debated histogenesis. It has a polymorphic histomorphology characterized by a biphasic cell population of "surface cells" and "round cells" arranged in four general patterns: Papillary, solid, angiomatous, and sclerotic. This variability in histomorphology makes it difficult to diagnose sclerosing hemangioma by fine needle aspiration (FNA). We present a case of sclerosing hemangioma diagnosed on FNA with immunohistochemistry performed on an accompanied cell block. The clinical presentation, cytomorphology, immunohistochemistry, and differential diagnoses are discussed.


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