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Unusual subcutaneous mixed tumour exhibiting adipose, fibroblastic, and epithelial components.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7130418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A subcutaneous mass in the left supraclavicular fossa of a 55-year-old woman proved on histological examination to be composed of islands of squamous cells embedded in bands of spindle cells and associated with mature adipose tissue. Electron microscopy showed that the spindle cells were fibroblastic in nature and not squamous cells showing spindle differentiation. There was also a minor lymphangiomatous component and sparse infiltrates of lymphoid cells. The lesion bore certain similarities to thymolipoma except that the presence of spindle cells and the site were atypical. While it may be speculated that the tumour was thymolipoma occurring in an ectopic cervical thymus the lesion is provisionally regarded as an unusual mixed tumour featuring mesenchymal and epithelial components.
P S Smith; J McClure
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-21     Completed Date:  1982-12-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1074-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Epithelium / pathology
Fibroblasts / pathology
Lipoma / pathology
Mesenchymoma / classification,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*
Thymoma / pathology
Thymus Neoplasms / pathology

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