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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1998;9(1): 79-84.
Multiple Angiomyolipoma of the Liver: Report of a Case with Diagnosis by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.
Hyu Lee Yim, Kwang Wha Park, Kyi Beom Lee
Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine.
Angiomyolipoma(AML) of the liver is a rare benign tumor; about 60 cases, almost solitary, have been reported. We present here a extremely rare case of multiple AML in the liver diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Two large masses were found in a 51 year-old woman complaining of abdominal discomfort by computed tomography and several smaller masses are scattered in the liver. FNAC was performed, showing bundles of spindle shaped smooth muscle cells intermingled with mature fat cells. FNAC may be a valuable method for definitive diagnosis of hepatic AML. The diagnosis was further confirmed by histologic examination with immunohistochemical studies.
Key Words: Angiomyolipoma; Liver; FNAC; Immunohistochemistry