spindle cell sarcoma


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spin·dle cell sar·co·ma

a malignant neoplasm of mesenchymal origin composed of elongated, spindle-shaped cells.
Synonym(s): fascicular sarcoma

spindle cell sarcoma

A nonspecific term of uncertain clinical utility given that many sarcomas, regardless of type of mesenchymal differentiaton (leiomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma/malignant fibrous histiocytoma, rhabdosarcoma) are composed of elongated plump (“spindled”) cells.

spindle cell sarcoma

A sarcoma consisting of small and large spindle-shaped cells.
See also: sarcoma
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In an attempt to further characterize the spindle cell sarcoma mass, immunohistochemical analysis was performed for osteocalcin and osteonectin.
The histology was consistent with a low grade spindle cell sarcoma, and, as such, no chemotherapy was recommended at that point in time.
1,2) Sarcomas of the elderly are leiomyosarcoma, angiosarcoma, spindle cell sarcoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, neurofibrosarcoma, and mixed mesodermal tumors of the vagina.
Ultra-sound guided biopsy was subsequently conducted which indicated the lesion was a high-grade spindle cell sarcoma.
There were 5 major morphologic patterns that emerged in which FISH was used including high-grade round cell sarcomas, spindle cell sarcomas, low-grade myxoid neoplasms, adipocytic neoplasms, and melanocytic neoplasms without an epidermal component.
5 is a useful marker in confirming the neural origin of a spindle cell sarcoma.
Radical subtotal gastrectomy was performed, based on the pathologic diagnosis of spindle cell sarcoma from gastroscopic biopsy specimens.
Distinct areas of rhabdomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, and spindle cell sarcoma with features of malignant pheripheral nerve sheath tumor were indentified (figure 2, a through d).
These characteristics make it difficult to distinguish MPNSTs from other spindle cell sarcomas such as fibrosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, monophasic synovial sarcoma, etc.
Leiomyosarcomas can be confused histologically with other spindle cell sarcomas, especially fibrosarcomas, malignant schwannomas, and malignant fibrous histiocytomas.