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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : ED10 - ED11

Cytohistological Features of Spindle Cell Lipoma- A Case Report with Differential Diagnosis ED10-ED11

Yasmeen Khatib, Archana L Khade, Vinaya B Shah, Manisha S Khare

Dr. Archana L Khade,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, C wing, 1st Floor, Hospital Building,
HBT Medical College and Dr. R.N. Cooper Hospital, Juhu-400056, Mumbai, India.

Spindle Cell Lipoma (SCL) is an uncommon benign tumour of adipose tissue that is usually superficially located in the neck, back and shoulder region. Although it has characteristic histological features it can pose a diagnostic dilemma on cytology. It presents with a mixture of spindle cells, adipocytes, collagen fibres and a myxoid matrix in varying proportions sometimes with mild pleomorphism. Hence, it can be mistaken for other spindle cell, adipose and myxoid tumours which can be benign or malignant. We present a case of SCL of the back in a 47-year-old male, who presented with a slow growing lesion. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) showed the characteristic cytological features described above and a diagnosis could be given after clinical correlation. We report this case as the cytology of this uncommon tumour has been described in relatively few cases and a correct pre-operative diagnosis will aid in proper management of this tumour.