Demonstration of myxoid change in fine-needle aspiration of synovial sarcoma: A case report
Article first published online: 7 DEC 1998
Copyright © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 188–191, March 1998
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Moffatt, E. J., Liu, K. and Layfield, L. J. (1998), Demonstration of myxoid change in fine-needle aspiration of synovial sarcoma: A case report. Diagn. Cytopathol., 18: 188–191. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199803)18:3<188::AID-DC5>3.0.CO;2-A
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 1998
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAY 1997
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 1996
- synovial sarcoma;
- myxoid change
We report a case of synovial sarcoma with extensive myxoid change diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration. The patient is a 46-year-old woman who presented with a right paratibial mass. Aspiration cytology demonstrated a spindle cell neoplasm consistent with a synovial sarcoma but containing a prominent myxoid matrix. The clinical suspicion and cytologic diagnosis of a synovial sarcoma was confirmed by histologic and immunohistochemical findings. The cytologic differential diagnosis of spindle cell neoplasms with extensive myxoid change should be broadened to include synovial sarcoma. Diagn. Cytopathol. 1998;18:188–191. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.