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2002, Volume 18, Number 3-4, Page(s) 076-078
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Çiğdem TOKYOL, Fatma AKTEPE, Sezgin YILMAZ, Fatma Hüsniye DİLEK
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı
Hamartoma is growth of normal tissues in a region in a disordered and dispropotionate way. It may be composed of different components. A 64-year old man presented to our hospital with a complaint of right postauricular mass. When the resection material was examined, it had been observed that the lesion was well-circumscbrided. Histomorphologically, the lesion was composed of fibroadipose tissue and thick-walled vessels like an angiomyolipoma. When the immunohistochemical stains were performed, there was no immunoreactivity for actin. These findings led us to the diagnosis of fibro-angio-lipomatous hamartoma, which is a very rare entity. The relevant literature was reviewed, histopathological features and differential diagnosis of the lesion were discussed.
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