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Title: Bilateral angiosarcoma breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology.
Authors: Pai, Muktha R
Upadhyaya, Krishnaraj
Naik, Ramadas
Malhotra, Sakshi
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2008
Citation: Pai MR, Upadhyaya K, Naik R, Malhotra S. Bilateral angiosarcoma breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2008 Jul-Sep; 51(3): 421-3
Abstract: Concurrent or synchronous angiosarcoma (AS) of breast is a rarity. Specific recognition of this neoplasm in cytological specimens is difficult and conclusive diagnosis in the absence of ancillary methods is achieved only uncommonly. Herein, we present a case of bilateral AS of breasts in a 32-year-old lady diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, thus enabling a definitive surgical approach. This case report emphasizes that when aspiration smears show vasoformative features consisting of microacini, arborizing microtissue fragments and intracytoplasmic lumen against a bloody background, diagnosis can be made conclusively by FNA with immunohistochemical confirmation.
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