Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders
Mycobacterial spindle cell pseudotumor

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 July 2018, last major update June 2006

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Cite this page: DePond, W.D. Mycobacterial spindle cell pseudotumor. website. Accessed August 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
Case reports
  • Antiretroviral therapy for HIV
  • Antibiotics
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nodes show partial / complete effacement by storiform pattern of bland spindle cells, some with vacuoles
  • Numerous vessels lined by plump endothelial cells, plasma cells and lymphocytes
  • No multinucleated tumor cells, no foamy histiocytes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images

Cytology description
Positive stains
Differential diagnosis