journal of Histology & Histopathology

Journal of Histology & Histopathology

ISSN 2055-091X
Case report

Spindle cell lipoma of peri-parotid soft tissues. Report of a case and histogenetic considerations

Francesca Flavia Amore1, Giuseppe Musumeci2*, Paola Castrogiovanni2, Francesca Romana Longo1 and Gaetano Magro1

*Correspondence: Giuseppe Musumeci g.musumeci@unict.it

2. Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Author Affiliations

1. Department of Medical and Surgicsal Sciences and Advanced Technologies, G.F. Ingrassia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele", Anatomic Pathology Section, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

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Abstract

Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is a rare benign tumor which occurs most commonly in the posterior neck, shoulder and back. We report a rare case of SCL arising in peri-parotid soft tissues in a 66 year-old man. This is an unusual site for such a relatively rare lesion. The histological examination of the lesion showed the typical morphological features of SCL. Only four cases of SCL of the parotid region have been reported to date. Our case emphasizes the possibility that SCL may occur in the peri-parotid soft tissue and awareness of this possibility is crucial for pathologists to avoid confusion with others primary tumors of the parotid gland in which mature adipose tissue may be a metaplastic tumor component.

Keywords: Spindle cell lipoma (SCL), soft tissue mass; parotid gland, histology, immunohistochemistry

ISSN 2055-091X
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