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Korean J Cytopathol. 1990 Dec;1(2):139-146. Korean. Original Article.
Koh ES , Jin SY , Kwon TJ , Lee DW .
Department of Anatomical Pathology Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

The application of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology to the soft tissue tumors had been neglected. In recent years, however, FNA has been used increasingly in the preoperative diagnosis of these tumors due to its usefulness and accuracy. We present 3 cases of liposarcoma, myxoid, myxoid with round cell, and pleomorphic, 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 atypical multivacuolated lipoblast with characteristically scalloped nuclei.

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