We herein report a rare case of a lipomatous tumor of the buccal mucosa, showing intermediate morphological features between spindle cell and pleomorphic lipomas, for which the term spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma is proposed. The presence of multinucleated floretlike cells may pose differential diagnostic problems, especially with spindle cell variant of well-differentiated liposarcoma. Morphological features helpful in the distinction between these tumors are emphasized. Although androgen receptors have been documented in most spindle cell lipomas, suggesting a potential pathogenetic role of sex steroid hormones, no immunoreactivity for androgen, estrogen, and progesterone receptors was obtained in our case. These findings would suggest a different pathogenetic pathway in spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma of the oral cavity.

Spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma of the oral cavity

CALTABIANO, ROSARIO;LANZAFAME, Salvatore;MAGRO, Gaetano Giuseppe
2009

Abstract

We herein report a rare case of a lipomatous tumor of the buccal mucosa, showing intermediate morphological features between spindle cell and pleomorphic lipomas, for which the term spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma is proposed. The presence of multinucleated floretlike cells may pose differential diagnostic problems, especially with spindle cell variant of well-differentiated liposarcoma. Morphological features helpful in the distinction between these tumors are emphasized. Although androgen receptors have been documented in most spindle cell lipomas, suggesting a potential pathogenetic role of sex steroid hormones, no immunoreactivity for androgen, estrogen, and progesterone receptors was obtained in our case. These findings would suggest a different pathogenetic pathway in spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma of the oral cavity.
Spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma; androgen; estrogen and progesterone receptors
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11769/7516
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 16
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 11
social impact