Salivary glands
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 22 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Desmoplastic small round cell tumor salivary

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca A Desmoplastic small round cell tumor. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Solid nests of round / oval cells surrounded by cellular desmoplastic stroma; also necrosis, cystic degeneration, glandular arrangements, signet ring-like cells, pseudorosette formations
  • May have areas without desmoplastic stroma
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Small bowel tumor

Cytology description
  • Cohesive clusters of small cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and fine granular chromatin, fibromyxoid desmoplastic stroma
Cytology images

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Positive stains
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • EWS-WT1 fusion transcript
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