Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis - A Case Report -

착색성 융모결절성 활막염의 세침흡인 세포학적 소견 - 1예 보고 -

  • Choi, Joon-Hyuk (Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine) ;
  • Bae, Young-Kyung (Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine) ;
  • Shim, Young-Ran (Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Mi-Jin (Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine) ;
  • Choi, Won-Hee (Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine)
  • 최준혁 (영남대학교 의과대학 병리학교실) ;
  • 배영경 (영남대학교 의과대학 병리학교실) ;
  • 심영란 (영남대학교 의과대학 병리학교실) ;
  • 김미진 (영남대학교 의과대학 병리학교실) ;
  • 최원희 (영남대학교 의과대학 병리학교실)
  • Published : 1999.12.30

Abstract

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a destructive, fibrohistiocytic proliferation producing innumerable villous and nodular synovial protrusions. Its common locations are knee, ankle, foot, and hip. Although histologic feature of this tumor is well known, there have been few reports on the fine needle aspiration cytology findings. We report the cytologic features of a biopsy-proven case oi pigmented villonodular synovitis. The patient was a 21-year-old male with a mass of the right knee for 2 years. On fine needle aspiration cytology, the aspirates was composed of abundant mononuclear histiocytic cells, singly and in clusters, multinucleated slant cells, and hemoslderin pigments.