Diagnostic Challenges in Pediatric Round Blue Cell Tumors of the BoneNicoleta C. Arva*
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nicoleta C. Arva
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Illinois 60611, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Feb 29, 2016; Accepted date: Apr 21, 2016; Published date: Apr 25, 2016
Citation: Arva NC (2016) Diagnostic Challenges in Pediatric Round Blue Cell Tumors of the Bone. Diagn Pathol Open 1:110. doi:10.4172/2476-2024.1000110
Copyright: © 2016 Arva NC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Bone lesions, both neoplastic and non-neoplastic, are common in children. The accurate diagnosis is usually established following tissue sampling with histopathologic examination. However, those entities with predominant small round blue cell morphology can be diagnostically challenging. This review highlights distinctive morphologic and molecular features that can help pathologists when encountering these cases.