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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 421-423

Bilateral angiosarcoma breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology,Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Muktha R Pai
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.42549

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Concurrent or synchronous angiosarcoma (AS) of breast is a rarity. Specific recognition of this neoplasm in cytological specimens is difficult and conclusive diagnosis in the absence of ancillary methods is achieved only uncommonly. Herein, we present a case of bilateral AS of breasts in a 32-year-old lady diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, thus enabling a definitive surgical approach. This case report emphasizes that when aspiration smears show vasoformative features consisting of microacini, arborizing microtissue fragments and intracytoplasmic lumen against a bloody background, diagnosis can be made conclusively by FNA with immunohistochemical confirmation.

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