Sclerosing hemangioma: A diagnostic dilemma in fine needle aspiration cytology

Jennifer Zeng, Fang Zhou, Xiao Jun Wei, Sandor Kovacs, Aylin Simsir, Yan Shi

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Sclerosing hemangioma of the lung is a benign neoplasm with a widely debated histogenesis. It has a polymorphic histomorphology characterized by a biphasic cell population of "surface cells" and "round cells" arranged in four general patterns: Papillary, solid, angiomatous, and sclerotic. This variability in histomorphology makes it difficult to diagnose sclerosing hemangioma by fine needle aspiration (FNA). We present a case of sclerosing hemangioma diagnosed on FNA with immunohistochemistry performed on an accompanied cell block. The clinical presentation, cytomorphology, immunohistochemistry, and differential diagnoses are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytology
  • fine needle aspiration
  • lung
  • pneumocytoma
  • sclerosing hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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