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Soft tissue
Fibroblastic / myofibroblastic tumors
Proliferative fasciitis

Reviewer: Meggen Walsh, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Editor: Jerad M. Gardner, M.D.
Revised: 13 June 2013, last major update June 2013
Copyright: (c) 2002-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

See childhood variant below

Definition
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Clinical features
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Case reports
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Treatment
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Gross description
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Micro description
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Micro images
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Images from AFIP:
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Figure 5
Fig 1: Prominent hemorrhage and vague centering of cellular proliferation on interlobar septa of subcutaneous fat
Fig 2: Mixture of ganglion-like cells, myofibroblasts and inflammatory cells
Fig 3: Ganglion-like cells have abundant amphophilic cytoplasm and prominent nucleoli
Fig 4: Ganglion-like cells mixed with inflammatory cells within myxohyaline matrix
Fig 5: Condensed around thin walled vascular channel


Other images:
Myofibroblasts and fibroblasts
Ganglion-like cells

Stains:
van Gieson stain
Alcian blue-PAS
Cytology description
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Positive stains
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Negative stains
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Differential diagnosis
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Childhood variant
Gross description
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Micro description
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Micro images
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Ganglion-like cells
Ganglion-like cells with infiltrate
Lobulated growth pattern
Differential diagnosis
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