Ewha Med J.  1994 Jun;17(2):133-139. 10.12771/emj.1994.17.2.133.

Fine Neddle Aspiration Cytology of Myxoid Liposarcoma with Round Cell and Dedifferentiated Component: A Case Report Arising in Perirenal Area

  • 1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.


The application of the fine needle aspiration(FNA) cytology to the soft tissue tumors has been used increasingly in the preoperative diagnosis of these tumors due to its usefulness and accuracy. We present a case of liposarcoma, showing mosly myxoid component, but small portions of round cell and dedifferentiated component, diagnosed by FNA cytology with histologic confirmation. Good correlation between histologic and FNA cytologic findings was found. Although the cytologic appearances of liposarcomas varied with histologic type, the main criterion was the presence of atpical multivacuolated lipoblast with characgteristically scalloped nuclei.

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