Peripheral neuroectodermal tumour (neuroepithelioma) of the thoracopulmonary region: light and electron microscopic cytology.

G. L. Taccagni, M. R. Terreni, A. Del Maschio, G. Nicoletti, A. Cantaboni

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Abstract

We describe a case of peripheral neuroectodermal tumour of the thoracopulmonary region diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Light microscope examination revealed numerous small tumour cells arranged in large irregular aggregates occasionally delimiting empty vascular-type spaces or forming rosette-like structures. Cytologically the tumour cells showed a marked degree of nuclear anaplasia, scanty cytoplasm and long thin cytoplasmic processes. Electron microscopy revealed cells with characteristics of neuroectodermal differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalCytopathology
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy

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