Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 2297
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 759-762

Follicular Dendritic cell sarcoma of caecum in a young boy presenting as Intussusception

1 Department of Pathology, Shri Siddhivinayak Ganpati Cancer Hospital, Miraj, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Histopathology, Deep Pathology Laboratory, Miraj, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakhi V Jagdale
Department of Pathology, Shri Siddhivinayak Ganpati Cancer Hospital, Miraj, Sangli - 416 410, Maharashtra
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_663_20

Rights and Permissions

Background: Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare tumor derived from follicular dendritic cells (FDC) occurring in lymph nodes and extranodal sites. It is usually regarded as an indolent tumor with a tendency of local recurrence but a low risk of metastasis. Common extranodal sites are liver, lung, tonsil, spleen, soft tissue, and mediastinum. Extranodal FDCS of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is exceedingly rare, with just 36 cases reported in the literature. Methods: We report an unusual case of FDCS of caecum in a 13-year-old boy who presented as intussuception. On histology, it posed a diagnostic challenge for us. An inconclusive initial immunohistochemistry (IHC) lead us to suspect FDCS which was confirmed by FDC markers. Conclusions: The diagnosis of FDCS at extranodal site like GIT is all the more challenging because of its rarity, morphologic heterogeneity, and lack of awareness.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded45    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal