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Case of the Week #239

19 April 2012 - Case of the Week #239

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Case of the Week #239

Clinical History:

A 29 year old man presented with a low grade fever, and a 6 month history of a 7 x 5 cm, well demarcated, painless right elbow swelling. There was no anorexia, no weight loss and no other swellings. The lesion was excised.

Micro images:

           

       

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Diagnosis:

Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma

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