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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-112

Indeterminate cell tumor (Histiocytosis)

College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed A Shawarby
Department of Pathology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, P.O. Box 2208, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.123647

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Indeterminate cell tumor (ICT; histiocytosis) is a rare disorder characterized by accumulation of histiocytes that do not fulfill the phenotypic criteria designated for Langerhans cells (LC). The cells classified as "indeterminate" exhibit overlapping features between dendritic cells and histiocytic cells by showing variable reactivity for CD1a and positivity for S-100 protein and CD68. Ultrastructurally, absence of Birbeck granules, a feature consistent with LC, epitomizes the lesional cells. Herein, we report a case of ICT in a new born emphasizing its histogenesis and clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features.

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