Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma: Cytomorphologic features and diagnostic challenges

Saeed Asiry, Samer N. Khader, Esperanza Villanueva-Siles, Laleh Hakima

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Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare malignant neoplasm, which primarily arises in lymph nodes with occasional cases occurring in extranodal locations. The diagnosis is often challenging particularly on cytology fine needle aspiration due to overlapping morphologic and immunohistochemical features. We present a case of FDCS diagnosed in an otherwise asymptomatic 33-year old male. The aim of our case report is to highlight the key cytomorphologic features and discuss various differential diagnoses of this unusual entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • cytopathology
  • follicular dendritic sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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