Low-grade fibrosarcoma with palisaded granulomalike bodies (giant rosettes): Report of a case that metastasized Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Bone Density Conservation Agents
  • Diphosphonates
  • Femoral Fractures


  • "Hyalinizing spindle cell tumor with giant rosettes" is a tumor recently described by Lane et al. and thought by them possibly to represent a form of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. Proof of a metastatic potential was lacking. We report an example of this tumor on the arm of a 28-year-old woman. The ultrastructural study of the tumor confirmed the fibroblastic nature of the lesion, which subsequently metastasized to the lung. Histologically, the giant rosettes simulated palisaded granulomas. Our findings warrant classifying the tumor as a sarcoma, and we suggest the designation low-grade fibrosarcoma with palisaded granulomalike bodies (giant rosettes).

publication date

  • November 1999



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000478-199911000-00015

PubMed ID

  • 10555013

Additional Document Info

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  • 1423

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