Authors: Matthew A Smith, MD, Alka Palekar MD, and Walid Khalbuss MD PhD FIAC; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; USA.
Reviewer: Syed Z. Ali, MD, FRCPath, FIAC
Case History: A 52 year-old man presents with a level T-9 paraspinal mass at the site of a previous spinal surgery. A fine needle aspiration and tissue core biopsy was performed. Case Images:
|Figure 1: CT-guided fine needle aspiration of the paraspinal mass. (Diff Quik stain, Original magnification x100)|
|Figure 2: CT-guided fine needle aspiration of the paraspinal mass. (Diff Quik stain, Original magnification x400).|
|Figure 3: CT-guided core biopsy of the paraspinal mass, touch preparation (Diff Quik stain, Original magnification x200)|
What is the best diagnosis of this case?