Hepatic angiomyolipoma: a clinicopathologic study of 30 cases and delineation of unusual morphologic variants.

@article{Tsui1999HepaticAA,
  title={Hepatic angiomyolipoma: a clinicopathologic study of 30 cases and delineation of unusual morphologic variants.},
  author={Wilson Man-shan Tsui and Romano Colombari and Bernard C. Portmann and Franco Bonetti and Swan N. Thung and Linda D. Ferrell and Yasuni Nakanuma and Dale C. Snover and Paulette Bioulac-Sage and Amar Paul Dhillon},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={34-48}
}
Hepatic angiomyolipoma (AML) is frequently misdiagnosed. HMB-45 is a promising immunomarker for this tumor that leads to recognition of some AMLs with unusual morphology. The purpose of this collaborative study is to better define the morphologic variations of AML. Thirty AMLs were examined, including four biopsy specimens and two fine-needle aspirates. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of HMB-45-positive myoid cells. Almost half the cases were originally misdiagnosed as carcinomas or… CONTINUE READING
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