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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 814-816

Extranodal Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma presenting as a rectal polyp: An entity overlooked by its differentials

Department of Lab Medicine, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India

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Anuj Khurana
98 SFS Flats, Phase 4 Ashok Vihar, Delhi - 110 052
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_316_20

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Extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (ENFDCS) is a rare hematolymphoid tumor, masquerading as soft tissue sarcoma on initial histological examination. So, for its confirmation, the application of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is of paramount importance. Over the years there has been a major shift in the demography of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS), with a rise in the number of extranodal cases. Herein we report a case of ENFDCS presenting as a rectal polyp, who had a history of intermittent bleeding per rectum and passage of fleshy mass while defecation. As these tumors share an overlapping morphology with other spindle cell tumors and can occur at unpredictable locations, they pose a diagnostic challenge, especially for young pathologists.

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