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W K Ng, Philip C W Lui, Lily Ma
We report the cytology findings of a rare case of myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus with intraabdominal dissemination. The cytology showed uniformly dispersed spindly to polygonal "epithelioid" tumor cells focally linked by background matrix. Spindly tumor cells attaching to and radiating from branching capillary structures were also present. Occasionally, scattered "signet-ring" cells were found, mimicking metastatic poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. The background mucoid substance was more conspicuous in the cell block sections...
July 2002: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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