Soft Tissue Tumors
Infections, inflammation and hematomas
Reviewer: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 July 2012, last major update July 2012
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● Definition: granuloma due to injection of drugs containing polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
● Rare (Am J Surg Pathol 1984;8:393)
● Focal cellularity, focally myxoid with foamy histiocytes containing vacuoles and PVP
● Histiocytes: mucicarmine, colloidal iron, GMS, Congo Red, Sudan Black B
● Myxoid liposarcoma
● Signet ring carcinoma
End of Soft Tissue Tumors > Infections, inflammation and hematomas > PVP granuloma
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