Staghorn pattern of vascularity
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Toumpanakis D, Gaillard F, Feger J, et al. Staghorn pattern of vascularity. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 24 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-79896
7 Jul 2020, Dimitrios Toumpanakis
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The staghorn pattern of vascularity is a pathological term describing a pattern of vascularity seen on low-power light microscopy. It is defined by multiple thin-walled, sharply-branched and jagged vessels having an "antler-like" or "staghorn-like" appearance 1.
It is classically described with solitary fibrous tumors, but it is a non-specific finding seen in a number of tumors (e.g. some sarcomas).
- 1. Robert Eil, Kim C. Lu, George R. Wettach, Vassiliki L. Tsikitis. Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma Focally Recurrent to the Pelvis. (2012) Journal of Cancer Therapy. 3 (5): 487. doi:10.4236/jct.2012.35063