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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2000;11(2): 115-119.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma: A Case Report .
Hye Seung Han, In Seo Park, Jee Young Han, Joon Mee Kim, Young Bae Kim, Tae Sook Hwang, Young Chae Chu
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea. aphsh@unitel.co.kr
Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a rare soft tissue tumor. Few cases of fine needle aspiration cytology have been reported in the literature. We experienced a case of recurrent alveolar soft part sarcoma of the right thigh diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology in a 47-year-old man. Cytologic findings showed single cells and clusters associated with thin walled vasculature in a distinct pseudo-alveolar pattern. The tumor cells exhibited round or ovoid abundant granular cytoplasm and large pleomorphic nuclei with prominent central nucleoli.
Key Words: Alveolar soft part sarcoma; Fine needle aspiration cytology; Thigh