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Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Minor changes: 7 May 2021

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: follicular dendritic cell sarcoma stomach

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma. website. Accessed May 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Extremely rare
  • Behaves like an intermediate grade soft tissue sarcoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fascicular or storiform patterns of spindle and epithelioid tumor with individually scattered and perivascular aggregates of lymphocytes
  • Cells have indistinct cell borders / syncytial appearance
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
  • GIST: less eosinophilic cytoplasm, c-kit+, DOG1+
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma: usually fungating mass, keratin+, CD21-, CD23-, CD35-
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