Title

Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis: An Exceptionally Rare Case Report

Document Type

Report

Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare neoplasm that originates from dendritic cells of lymphoid follicles and shows low to intermediate malignant potential. It most commonly arises from lymph nodes, but may originate from a variety of extranodal sites. FDCS of appendix is exceptionally rare, and only a single case has been reported. Herein, we describe the clincopathological features of a case of FDCS originating from appendix with emphasis on being able to recognize this rare neoplasm in the context of the differential diagnosis of more common intraabdominal spindle cell tumors.

Publication

International Journal of Surgical Pathology

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