Desmoplastic small cell tumor with bizarre giant nuclei

Francesca Bono, Maria Adele Testi, Juan Rosai

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A case is reported of an intra-abdominal desmoplastic small cell tumor featuring giant bizarre nuclei, an event not previously recorded in this entity to the best of the authors' knowledge. The diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics. A list is provided of the many other conditions in which this morphologically spectacular but clinically inconsequential nuclear change has been recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-846
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • bizarre features
  • bizarre nuclei
  • desmoplastic small cell tumor
  • EWS-WT1 translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery


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