Hepatic (liver) mass in a deceased patient with marked abdominal distention.  The first view shows an ultrasound image of a cavitated mass in the region of the liver. When aspirated I retrieved these cytology images. The one on the left shows a cluster of pretty normal hepatocytes, but the ones on the right show some cells that make me raise my eyebrow. I’m not good at identifying neoplasms vs. really inflamed normal tissue, but the prominent nucleoli and odd granules have me wondering if this mass was malignant. Any thoughts?

Hepatic (liver) mass in a deceased patient with marked abdominal distention. The first view shows an ultrasound image of a cavitated mass in the region of the liver. When aspirated I retrieved these cytology images. The one on the left shows a cluster of pretty normal hepatocytes, but the ones on the right show some cells that make me raise my eyebrow. I’m not good at identifying neoplasms vs. really inflamed normal tissue, but the prominent nucleoli and odd granules have me wondering if this mass was malignant. Any thoughts?

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  2. yorkshireladinlondonish said: Most probably neoplasia would be my guess. the cells seem too grossly abnormal to be any form of inflammatory cell. It’s hard to say without seeing the entirety of a slide though. the anisocytosis in the last one is quite prominent
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    haemangiosarcoma?
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