Staghorn vessels

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Staghorn vessels, also known as hemangiopericytoma-like vessels (abbreviated HPC-like vessels), are a non-specific finding seen in a number of tumours.[1]

Microscopic

Features:

  • Small branching vessels:
    • "Antler-like" or "staghorn-like" appearance.

Images

Gross:

Differential diagnosis

Entities in which staghorn vessels are seen:

Others:[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nappi, O.; Ritter, JH.; Pettinato, G.; Wick, MR. (Aug 1995). "Hemangiopericytoma: histopathological pattern or clinicopathologic entity?". Semin Diagn Pathol 12 (3): 221-32. PMID 8545589.
  2. Slone, SP.; Moore, GD.; Parker, LP.; Rickard, KA.; Nixdorf-Miller, AS. (Jan 2010). "Glomus tumor of the ovary masquerading as granulosa cell tumor: case report.". Int J Gynecol Pathol 29 (1): 24-6. doi:10.1097/PGP.0b013e3181b0b771. PMID 19952942.