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Korean J Pathol. 2009 Apr;43(2):171-173. English. Case Report.
Kim YH , Cho JH , Jung CK , Sun DI .
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. hnsdi@catholic.ac.kr
Department of Hospital Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is a rare lipoma variant that account for approximately 1.5% of all adipocyte-origin tumors; SCL usually occurs on the posterior neck or shoulder. The histological characteristics of SCL include mature, univacuolar fat cells and fibroblast-like spindle cells in a matrix of collagen and mucoid material. It is important to note that spindle cell lipoma can be mistaken both clinically and histologically for liposarcoma. We report here on a rare case of SCL in a 48-year-old male, and the patient presented with a large right neck mass that involved the lateral neck space and larynx.

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