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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325251/-extrapleural-solitary-fibrous-tumor-with-uncommon-histology-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-7-cases
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M Zhao, Z R Yang, Y B Wang, Y Chen, G W Qi, Y J Yan, W J Xu, G Q Ru, X L He
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotypes, and differential diagnostic features of extra-pleural solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) with uncommon histology. Methods: Seven cases of extra-pleural SFT with uncommon histology were collected during January 2015 and December 2016 in Zhejiang Provincal People's Hospital; the clinical and radiologic features, histomorphology, immunophenotype and prognosis were analyzed. EnVision method was used for immunohistochemical staining of STAT6, CD34 and other differential diagnosis associated markers...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316425/hedgehog-pathway-drives-fusion-negative-rhabdomyosarcoma-initiated-from-non-myogenic-endothelial-progenitors
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Catherine J Drummond, Jason A Hanna, Matthew R Garcia, Daniel J Devine, Alana J Heyrana, David Finkelstein, Jerold E Rehg, Mark E Hatley
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a pediatric soft tissue sarcoma that histologically resembles embryonic skeletal muscle. RMS occurs throughout the body and an exclusively myogenic origin does not account for RMS occurring in sites devoid of skeletal muscle. We previously described an RMS model activating a conditional constitutively active Smoothened mutant (SmoM2) with aP2-Cre. Using genetic fate mapping, we show SmoM2 expression in Cre-expressing endothelial progenitors results in myogenic transdifferentiation and RMS...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285193/orbital-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-a-report-of-8-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Yan Hei, Li Kang, Xinji Yang, Yi Wang, Xiaozhong Lu, Yueyue Li, Wei Zhang, Lihua Xiao
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm. The incidence of orbital involvement is the highest in ASPS arising in the head and neck region. However, limited information is available regarding its clinical characteristics. The present study presents the clinical manifestations, imaging findings, pathological features, treatment strategies and prognosis records of 8 cases of orbital ASPS over the last 15 years in a single hospital, along with a review of the literature. Included were 3 male and 5 female patients, with the median age at presentation being 9...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283939/rabdomyosarcoma-of-the-mandible-an-uncommon-clinical-presentation
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Cleverton Roberto de Andrade, Guilherme Dos Santos Trento, Fabiano Jeremias, Elisa Maria Aparecida Giro, Marisa Aparecida Cabrini Gabrielli, Mario Francisco Real Gabrielli, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Valfrido Antonio Pereira-Filho
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. Most patients present with a mass in the head and neck region, urogenital region, or with distal extremity involvement. The authors describe a challenging case of a 6-year-old male patient presenting with mandibular RMS. The clinical/radiographic/tomographic evaluations classified the tumor as an advanced stage (stage IV), with a mass of 6.0 cm involving the left side of the mandible and parotid region. The biopsy revealed round, spindled, and pleomorphic cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and rare larger rhabdomyoblasts with eosinophilic cytoplasm...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274042/sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma-of-the-jaw-late-recurrence-from-a-low-grade-fibromyxoid-sarcoma
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Catherine Laliberte, Iona T Leong, Howard Holmes, Eric A Monteiro, Brian O'Sullivan, Brendan C Dickson
Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is an uncommon variant of fibrosarcoma that is characterized by a distinct morphology. It most frequently presents in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities, often in intimate association with fascia and periosteum, although reports of the head and neck involvement have been reported. A minority of cases show morphological, immunohistochemical and molecular overlap with low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LG-FMS). Herein, we describe a case of a bland spindle cell neoplasm presenting in the jaw that was initially incompletely excised...
December 22, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259650/cytologic-features-of-primary-monophasic-synovial-sarcoma-of-the-thyroid-gland
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Chang-Soo Park, Young Kim, Eun-Hui Jeong, Nah-Ihm Kim, Yoo-Duk Choi
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a rare soft tissue tumor, commonly arising in para-articular areas of extremities, but can also present in the head and neck area. However, primary SS of the thyroid gland is an extremely rare tumor which has been reported only five times in previous English literatures. This report presents fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of primary monophasic SS of the thyroid gland. A 47-year- old woman incidentally detected thyroid nodule in the isthmus of right thyroid gland on an ultrasonography by regular health check-up...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212506/chromosome-9p-copy-number-gains-involving-pd-l1-are-associated-with-a-specific-proliferation-and-immune-modulating-gene-expression-program-active-across-major-cancer-types
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Jan Budczies, Carsten Denkert, Balázs Győrffy, Peter Schirmacher, Albrecht Stenzinger
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the PD-L1/PD-1 immune checkpoint axis represents one of the most promising approaches of immunotherapy for various cancer types. However, immune checkpoint inhibition is successful only in subpopulations of patients emphasizing the need for powerful biomarkers that adequately reflect the complex interaction between the tumor and the immune system. Recently, recurrent copy number gains (CNG) in chromosome 9p involving PD-L1 were detected in many cancer types including lung cancer, melanoma, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208319/defining-the-incidence-and-clinical-significance-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Emily Z Keung, Yi-Ju Chiang, Rachel K Voss, Janice N Cormier, Keila E Torres, Kelly K Hunt, Barry W Feig, Christina L Roland
INTRODUCTION: The incidence and clinical significance of lymph node metastasis (LNM, N1) in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is unclear. Recent studies have focused on extremity/trunk STS (ETSTS). We sought to define the subgroup of patients with LNM at sarcoma diagnosis across all disease sites and histologies. METHODS: We identified and categorized 89,870 STS patients from the National Cancer Data Base (1998-2012) by nodal stage. Pathologically confirmed LNM (pN1) were identified in 1404 patients; 1750 had clinically suspicious but not pathologically confirmed LNM (cN1)...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115716/long-term-results-in-children-with-head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-italian-soft-tissue-sarcoma-committee
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Maria Carmen Affinita, Andrea Ferrari, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Giovanni Scarzello, Francesco De Leonardis, Luca Coccoli, Roberta Pericoli, Eleonora Basso, Ilaria Zanetti, Angela Scagnellato, Gianni Bisogno
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) occurring at nonparameningeal head and neck (NPM-HN) sites carries a better prognosis than parameningeal RMS and some other sites. We analyzed the treatments administered and results obtained in patients with localized NPM-HN RMS, included in the protocols coordinated by the Italian Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee (STSC), in an effort to identify prognostic factors that could facilitate the tailoring of treatment. METHODS: Sixty-six patients up to 18 years of age with previously untreated, localized NPM-HN RMS were prospectively registered in three consecutive protocols: RMS79, RMS88, and RMS96...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113171/clinicopathological-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-angiosarcoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-200-patients-from-a-single-chinese-medical-institute
#10
Lei Wang, I Weng Lao, Lin Yu, Jian Wang
Angiosarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma, and the data about its clinicopathological features and prognostic factors are limited. The purpose of the present study was to report a large series of angiosarcoma at a single institution. Clinical data from 200 cases of angiosarcoma from the Shanghai Cancer Center (Shanghai, China) between March 2006 and March 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. The study population included 97 males and 103 females with ages between 4 and 91 years (median, 53 years). According to the tumor location, 200 cases were divided into 4 groups: i) Tumors involving the head and neck; ii) breast; iii) viscera (including internal organs and bone); and iv) soft tissue (including trunk and extremities)...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089679/embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-biliary-tree-a-rare-cause-of-obstructive-jaundice-in-children-which-can-mimic-choledochal-cysts
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Dhara J Kinariwala, Andrew Y Wang, Patrick D Melmer, William P McCullough
Jaundice in children is more often due to hepatic disease than obstruction. Differential considerations for obstructive jaundice in children include choledocholithiasis, choledochal cysts and rare neoplasms. Rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in pediatric patients, typically involves the head and neck, genitourinary system and extremities. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the biliary tree is a rare entity. We present a 3-year-old boy with abrupt onset obstructive jaundice. Although initial imaging suggested a dilated biliary system with fusiform common bile duct, sludge, and possible cholelithiasis, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) diagnosed a common bile duct embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and further imaging showed involvement of the cystic duct...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040904/malignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-in-the-right-portion-of-the-mandible-with-metastasis-in-pancreas
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Javier Biurrun Chamale, Marco Bruno, Facundo Mandojana, Llugdar José, Lucas Armando, Doniquian Alejandro
BACKGROUND: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a sarcoma of uncertain origin that can be found both in soft tissues and in bones. It is currently called undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma not otherwise specified and it represents a final common pathway in several tumors that are subject to the progress of dedifferentiation. Local recurrence of the tumor in the same location where it was originated occurs in 20-30% of the total number of soft tissue sarcomas. It is less frequent in limbs and more likely to recur in retroperitoneal sarcomas and in head and neck...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034595/adamantinoma-like-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-parotid-gland-cytopathologic-findings-and-differential-diagnosis
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Mohammed T Lilo, Justin A Bishop, Matthew T Olson, Syed Z Ali
Adamantinoma-like Ewing sarcoma (AES) is a rare variant of Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (EFTs), primarily affecting bone and soft tissue. AES has mixed features of Ewing sarcoma (ES)/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) and adamantinoma with a complex immunoprofile and EWSR1 gene rearrangements. Herein, we report a 72-year-old male who presented with left parotid mass, right neck mass and thyroid nodules. Fine needle aspiration of the left parotid mass displayed nests of monotonous epithelioid cells with basaloid features in a background of small round blue cells and lymphocytes...
October 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029988/mandibular-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-with-cartilaginous-metaplasia-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Scott M Peters, Tim Kunkle, Michael A Perrino, Elizabeth M Philipone, Angela J Yoon
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumor of skeletal muscle origin and frequently involves the head and neck region. It represents the second most common pediatric soft tissue sarcoma and accounts for 3% of all childhood cancers. Here, we report a case of embryonal RMS presenting as a right-sided facial swelling in a 7-year-old boy. Histologically, the tumor consisted of classic embryonal rhabdosarcomatous areas with metaplastic cartilage, in both initial biopsy and final resection specimens. Cartilaginous metaplasia arising in the background of RMS is a rare finding, thus raising a diagnostic challenge...
September 6, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022959/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-of-the-orbit-a-case-report-of-a-rare-tumor
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Ángel Nava-Castañeda, José Luis Tovilla-Canales, Francisca Zuazo, Lourdes Rodríguez-Cabrera, Lilia Garnica-Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of uncertain histogenesis, representing 0.5-1% of all soft tissue tumors. It occurs predominantly in head and neck regions, especially the orbit and the tongue, in infants, causing no specific symptoms for an extended period of time. CASE: A four year old girl was brought to consultation because of persistent swelling of her left upper and lower eyelid for the past six months. A 4 mm proptosis was noted on her left eye with significant upwards displacement of the globe...
January 2017: Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988458/malignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-database-review-suggests-a-favorable-prognosis-in-the-head-and-neck
#16
Robert B Borucki, David M Neskey, Eric J Lentsch
OBJECTIVE: The malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of the head and neck. Currently, most of the data on this tumor relies on small retrospective studies. The objective of this study is to use the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to compare characteristics of this tumor based on location to better understand its prognosis in the head and neck region. This article represents the largest study analyzing prognosis of this tumor in the head and neck to date...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905843/orbital-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-with-frontal-and-ethmoid-sinus-involvement-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
#17
Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh, Neha Kakkar, Vidya Jha
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a soft tissue sarcoma that is dermal in origin. The incidence is <0.1% of all malignancies and 1% of soft tissue sarcoma. Most commonly, it involves trunk (62%) followed by extremities (25%) and head and neck (13%). It is a slow growing tumor with locally aggressive behavior. Here, a 50-year-old female diagnosed with orbital dermatofibrosarcoma developed extra-axial component in right frontal region even on chemotherapy. Hence, the bad prognostic factors are yet to be established in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883296/multifocal-angiosarcoma-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-case-report
#18
Yosho Fukita, Ikuma Yasuda, Hiroyuki Ishibashi, Tsutoshi Asaki, Seitaro Adachi, Michifumi Toyomizu, Takefumi Takeda, Naomi Suematsu
An 80-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of tarry stool and shortness of breath. A blood test confirmed marked anemia. On abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography, neither hemorrhagic lesions nor tumorous lesions could be pointed out. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed multiple erythematous flat elevated lesions, which were about 10mm in diameter, located between the stomach and the horizontal part of the duodenum. Colonoscopy revealed similar lesions throughout the entire colon...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834636/intraosseous-rosai-dorfman-disease-diagnosed-by-touch-imprint-cytology-evaluation-a-case-series
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Avani A Pendse, Sara E Wobker, Kevin G Greene, Scott V Smith, Robert J Esther, Leslie G Dodd
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, also known as Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare benign disorder that primarily affects the lymph nodes. Localized lymphadenopathy is the most common clinical manifestation of this disorder. However, RDD has been described in several extra-nodal sites including the head and neck region, soft tissue, skin, upper respiratory tract, gastro-intestinal tract and central nervous system (CNS). Involvement of the bone is considered very rare, occurring in less than 10% patients...
August 23, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774857/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-metastatic-to-the-mandible-a-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
S M Peters, M A Perrino, A J Yoon, E M Philipone
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare neoplasm constituting less than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas. It tends to occur in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities, however approximately 5-12% of cases are primary to the head and neck region. ASPS metastatic to the oral cavity is rare, with only four documented cases in the literature. Here, we present the case of a 29-year-old woman with ASPS metastatic to the mandible. To the best of our knowledge, this represents only the 5th documented case of ASPS metastatic to the oral cavity, and more specifically, the 3rd documented case of mandibular metastasis...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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