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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47
A large gradually increasing cutaneous swelling on lower back


Department of Pathology, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Sawke G K, Sawke N, Gaur B S, Thakur S. A large gradually increasing cutaneous swelling on lower back. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2010;3:45-7

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Sawke G K, Sawke N, Gaur B S, Thakur S. A large gradually increasing cutaneous swelling on lower back. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 5];3:45-7. Available from: http://www.jcasonline.com/text.asp?2010/3/1/45/63300


A 60-year-old female presented with a large, gradually increasing swelling on her lower back, present since the last five years. The swelling was slightly tender, firm and nodular. There was no history of hypertension, diabetes, or tuberculosis. The mass was excised and sent for histopathological examination.

Histopathology: The cut section showed grey-white and brown-lobular areas with infiltrating margins in the subcutaneous tissue [Figure 1]. Multiple sections were studied from tumor areas and surgical margins.

The sections studied showed mostly uniform, spindle-shaped cells, arranged in a storiform pattern. The nuclei were oval to elongated and regular, but at places showed pleomorphism, hyperchromasia and irregularly clumped chromatin. Few mitotic figures and occasional bizarre cells were also seen, with minimal inflammatory infiltrates. A deep extension of tumour cells was seen in the subcutaneous fat. There was a thinning of the overlying epidermis [Figure 2], [Figure 3] and [Figure 4].


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G K Sawke
Department of Pathology, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.63300

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