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Old 11-18-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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my pathology report???

I recieved a copy of my pathology report, any help to understand a bit better.

Granular cell tumor with atypical features. Positive for s100 protein and no labeling for a103 or hmb45. Notable histologic features include a relatively high mitotic rate (8 mitoses per 10hpf) and macronucleoli. There is conciderable histologic overlap between benign and malignant granular cell tumor, and givin the lack of necrosis, vascular invasion, pleomorphism, or spindle cell growth pattern I would classify this tumor as atypical and not frankly malignant. This tumor appeares to involve inked margins, re-excision would be advisable.

So now I have to go to surgery, which I really do not want. The doctor said the whole thing needs to come out with samples of muscle and tissue to be sent off to the pathology again. Just not sure exactly what all this means??? I do understand that it is not cancer, but why does he want more samples to be sent out???

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