Fine-needle aspiration of synovial sarcoma: criteria for diagnosis: retrospective reexamination of 37 cases, including ancillary diagnostics. A Scandinavian Sarcoma Group study.

@article{Akerman2003FineneedleAO,
  title={Fine-needle aspiration of synovial sarcoma: criteria for diagnosis: retrospective reexamination of 37 cases, including ancillary diagnostics. A Scandinavian Sarcoma Group study.},
  author={M. A. Akerman and Walter Ryd and Bj{\"o}rn Skytting},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={232-8}
}
The cytologic criteria of synovial sarcoma in fine-needle aspirates were defined by a retrospective examination of 37 primary tumors. Irrespective of subtype, a typical pattern at low power was found, provided the yield was rich. The typical pattern was a mixture of dispersed cells with the presence of striped nuclei and cell-tight tumor tissue fragments with irregular borders. Often a branching network of vessels was present in the fragments, imitating a true vascular tumor. Except in poorly… CONTINUE READING