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Small cell variant of malignant melanoma masquerading as lymphoma on fine-needle aspiration cytology: A case report.
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PMID:  21472865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The morphologic and immunohistochemical diversity of malignant melanoma is well known to pathologists but despite this widespread awareness the diagnosis remains a constant challenge, particularly when a noncutaneous or metastatic tumor is evaluated by fine-needle aspiration cytology. We present a case of the small cell variant of malignant melanoma mimicking lymphoma in a 78-year-old previously healthy male who presented with multiple pulmonary masses and a right-sided pleural effusion. This particular case was also immunoreactive for the hematopoietic marker CD43, a feature not previously reported in malignant melanoma. Cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of this case are presented and discussed. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2011; © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Darya Buehler; Michelle Waknitz; William Rehrauer; Erik Ranheim; Suzanne Selvaggi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin.
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