Soft tissue
Peripheral nerve

Topic Completed: 1 November 2012

Minor changes: 28 September 2020

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PubMed Search: Epithelioid MPNST

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. MPNST-epithelioid. website. Accessed October 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • 5% of MPNST
  • Plump epithelioid cells with acidophilic cytoplasm
  • Most neurofibromas with malignant transformation are epithelioid, but most epithelioid MPNST are NOT associated with NF1
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Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

Epitheloid type


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Differential diagnosis
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