• Mario Campanacci
  • Franco Bertoni
  • Patrizia Bacchini


This tumor is extremely rare in the bone. Only a few cases have been described up to now in the literature. It seems to particularly occur in the long bones. It causes osteolysis with faded boundaries, with possible erosion of the cortex (Fig. 510). Histologically, it is constituted by a thick proliferation of cells, with round-oval nuclei, arranged around numerous small vessels. In order to obtain a diagnosis staining for the reticular and collagen fibers is required (trichromic, P.A.S., argentic impregnation, Fig. 511).


Tissue Tumor Differential Diagnosis Basal Membrane Collagen Fiber Surgical removaL 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Franco Bertoni
    • 5
    • 6
  • Patrizia Bacchini
    • 5
  1. 1.Pathological Anatomy and Histology and Clinical OrthopaedicsUniversity of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.1st Orthopaedic ClinicRizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Graduate School of OrthopaedicsUSA
  4. 4.Tumor CentreRizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly
  5. 5.Department of Pathological AnatomyM. Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly
  6. 6.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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