September 2010

Aparna Mahajan, MD, Fellow in Cytopathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

A 50 year old male patient presented with a slow growing sacral mass. Imaging studies revealed a large soft tissue mass measuring 15 cm extending into the bone. Ultrasound guided FNA and core biopsy was performed. FNA smears and touch preparations were made during on site adequacy evaluation/triage by Cytopathology. 

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Fig. 1 FNA Smear, Diff-Quik stain Fig. 2 FNA Smear, Diff-Quik stain
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Fig. 3 FNA Smear, Papanicolaou stain Fig. 4 FNA Smear, Papanicolaou stain
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Fig. 5 Touch preparation, Diff-Quik Stain Fig. 6 Touch preparation, Diff-Quik Stain
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Fig. 7 Core biopsy H&E Stain Fig. 8 Core biopsy S100 IHC
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Fig. 9 Core biopsy AE1/AE3-IHC Fig. 10 Core biopsy EMA-IHC

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