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A 28-year-old man who is seropositive for HIV has ...
Slit-like vascular spaces with plump spindle-shaped stromal cells
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LOL thanks, had to ddo a lot of digging since "spindle cells" are commonly tested
lul i don't know why i spell kaposi like that, my b
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Just realize that spindle cells are similar to the endothelial cells of blood vessels. Anything that have vessel association might have spindle-shaped cells.
b. NF-2 ~ Schwannoma (Antoni A) = Cutaneous neurofibroma ~ high cellularity (w/ palisading patterns with interspersing nuclear-free zones called Verocay bodies
c. Leiomyoma (uterus & esophagus)
d. Mesothelioma (cytokeratin positive)
e. Anaplastic Thyroid cancer (biphasic & along with giant cells)
f. Medullary Thyroid cancer (can also have polygonal cells)
g. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma (malignant vascular spindle cells)
h. Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) (pleomorphic cells)
j. Kaposi's Sarcoma (HHV-8) = Slit-like vascular spaces with plump spindle-shaped stromal cells
Yeah thats the easy part. But the histology is whats hard