Benign tumors
Spindle cell epithelioma

Topic Completed: 1 March 2003

Revised: 26 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Spindle cell epithelioma vagina

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Spindle cell epithelioma. website. Accessed December 10th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Aka benign mixed tumor but does not appear to derive from myoepithelial cells
  • Near hymeneal ring
  • May recur locally
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed but not encapsulated, not connected to surface epithelium
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small, stromal type spindle cells mixed with squamous cells and mucinous glands
  • Numerous small vessels and localized hyaline globules
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Electron microscopy description
  • Epithelial differentiation (tonofilaments and desmosomes), no myoepithelial differentiation
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