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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012, Article ID 408575, 4 pages
Case Report

Giant Cell Angiofibroma in Unusual Localization: A Case Report

Pathology Department, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Yenisehir, Izmir, Turkey

Received 9 February 2012; Accepted 4 March 2012

Academic Editors: F. Fan, H. Kuwabara, H.-J. Ma, and D. Miliaras

Copyright © 2012 Emel Ebru Pala et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Giant cell angiofibroma (GCA) was initially described as a potentially recurrent tumor in the orbit of adults. However, it is now recognized that it can also present in other locations. The morphological hallmark is a richly vascularized patternless spindle cell proliferation containing pseudovascular spaces and floret like multinucleate giant cells. Our case was a 32-years-old female complaining of painless solitary nodule arising on the occipital region of the scalp, which was diagnosed as giant cell angiofibroma. We report the case because of its extremely rare localization.