Needle aspiration cytology of a benign and a malignant schwannoma.
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The histologic and cytologic features of an uncommon solitary, malignant schwannoma and a benign schwannoma are presented. The benign tumor revealed characteristic interlacing fascicles of spindle-shaped cells on both histology and cytology. The malignant schwannoma produced a variable histologic pattern that was selectively sampled from a recurrence in a scar; only obviously malignant, undifferentiated, spindle-shaped cells not capable of further characterization were seen on cytology. Preliminary experience with immunoperoxidase staining for the neural crest marker S-100 protein has been encouraging and may permit identification of these tumors on aspiration smears.
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