Fibroblastic reticulum cell tumor
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 April 2013, last major update January 2013
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- Very rare
- Dendritic/reticular cells are immune system cells, subdivided into follicular dendritic cells, interdigitating dendritic cells (and closely related Langerhans cells) and fibroblastic reticulum cells
- Fibroblastic reticulum cells are stromal support cells located in the parafollicular and deep cortex of lymph nodes and in extrafollicular areas of spleen and tonsils
- Whorled pattern of oval and spindle cells in collagenous background; also lymphocytes and plasma cells
- Vimentin, smooth muscle actin, desmin, CD68 (focal)
End of Spleen > Hematogenous neoplasms > Fibroblastic reticulum cell tumor
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