Cardiac tumors - benign
Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma

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Revised: 1 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma heart

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumornecrobioticxanthogranuloma.html. Accessed June 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Associated with similar lesions in lung and skin; also leukopenia, paraproteinemia and complement deficiencies; also nodular transformation of liver (Pathology 1985;17:533)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Amorphous necrotic tissue, foamy macrophages / giant cells with vacuoles and inclusions, lymphocytes
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Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (not from heart)

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