Cytodiagnosis of a spindle-cell tumor of the breast using antisera to epithelial membrane antigen

R. Gal, S. Gukovsky-Oren, J. M. Lehman, P. Schwartz, E. Kessler

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Abstract

A case of an unusual breast tumor is described in which the smear from a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy caused difficulty in differentiating between a spindle-cell carcinoma and a sarcoma. The problem was resolved by the immunoperoxidase demonstration of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) in the cells, thus enabling a definitive diagnosis of spindle-cell carcinoma to be made. This case further demonstrates the utility of demonstrating EMA in FNA specimens to distinguish between epithelial and non-epithelial neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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