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mediastinal spindle-cell lesions

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Types

- granulomatous inflammation
- benign nerve sheath tumor
- thymic cyst
- spindle-cell thymoma
- large-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with sclerosis
- nodular sclerosing Hodgkin disease
- liposarcomas
- spindle-cell squamous carcinoma (possibly arising in a teratoma)
- unspecified high-grade sarcoma
- spindle-cell malignant melanoma
- nonspecific fibrous tissue

References

- Spindle-cell lesions of the mediastinum: diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Slagel DD, Powers CN, Melaragno MJ, Geisinger KR, Frable WJ, Silverman JF. Diagn Cytopathol. 1997 Sep;17(3):167-76. PMID: #9285187#