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J Cytol. 2012 Oct;29(4):270-2. doi: 10.4103/0970-9371.103951.

FNA diagnosis of osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of the pancreas.

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Department of Pathology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of the pancreas is a rare non-endocrine neoplasm composed of reactive multinucleated giant cells admixed with mononuclear stromal cells. We report a case of osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of the pancreas in a 58-year-old female with vague clinical symptoms. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided aspirate from the mass revealed numerous characteristic osteoclast-like giant cells.


Fine-needle aspiration cytology; osteoclast-like giant cell tumor; pancreas

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