alexa Myxofibrosarcoma of the Thyroid

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Myxofibrosarcoma of the Thyroid

Myxofibrosarcoma is a common sarcoma in the extremities, but is rare in the head and neck region. Here, we report a case of 76 year old female patient in whom myxofibrosarcoma generated from the thyroid. The tumor was characterized by spindle cell proliferation with low to moderate cellular density in myxoid stroma. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells showed positive reactivity for vimentin and actin, but negative staining for S-100, CK and desmin. Tumor cells showed low proliferative activity as demonstrates by low Ki-67 labelling index (5%). The tumor was diagnosed as a low-grade myxofibrosarcoma.

 

 

citation:Salama A, Hafez N, Abu-Sinna E, Hassouna A, Amin AA (2014) Myxofibrosarcoma of the Thyroid: Second Case in Africa. J Cytol Histol 5:257.

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