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Epithelioid sarcoma

Ari Rosenberg, Mark Agulnik
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is an extremely rare sarcoma, as such it can pose a clinical dilemma based solely on its rarity. Also, the spectrum of disease varies greatly between an indolent disease and aggressive disease with widespread metastases. In our clinical practice, the primary focus has been to get a handle on the aggressive nature of the disease, which will then dictate how urgently one needs to treat the patient. Pathological review with immunohistochemistry and molecular characterization is paramount...
March 15, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Manabu Hoshi, Naoto Oebisu, Tadashi Iwai, Makoto Ieguchi, Yoshitaka Ban, Hiroaki Nakamura
Circumscribed solid nodules are common in pulmonary metastases from sarcoma, but cystic pulmonary metastases from sarcomas are extremely rare. An unusual case of a 33-year-old man presenting with left spontaneous pneumothorax in association with cystic pulmonary metastases from an epithelioid sarcoma in the left forearm was discussed in the present study. The patient underwent wide resection of an epithelioid sarcoma in the left forearm 6 years prior. Periodical computed tomography revealed a gradual increase in the number and size of bilateral multiple cystic pulmonary metastases despite repeated chemotherapy treatment...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
H J Huang, X Y Chen, Z Y Zheng
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological features, differential diagnosis, and genetic alteration of Langerhans cell sarcoma (LCS). Methods: Four cases of LCS were collected from Fujian Provincial Hospital and Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command of PLA from July 2013 to January 2017. Clinicopathological features and immunophenotype were retrospectively reviewed in four LCS cases combined with genetic mutation analysis of BRAF and ALK. Results: Four cases included 2 women and 2 men with ages from 42 to 79 years (median=59...
March 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Takuya Furuta, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Satoru Komaki, Fumiko Arakawa, Motohiro Morioka, Koichi Ohshima, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Yasuo Sugita
Epithelioid glioblastoma (eGBM) is a rare variant of GBM which was adopted in the 2016 WHO classification. eGBM and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) sometimes show overlapping features histologically and genetically, such as epithelioid pattern and a highly frequent V600E mutation in the gene for vRAF murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF), respectively. Accurate diagnosis of these rare tumors is challenging according to the new criteria in the revised 2016 WHO classification. It is an urgent task to elucidate the biological properties of the tumors and to select appropriate treatment...
March 13, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Andrew J Jacobs, Carol D Morris, Adam S Levin
BACKGROUND: Reported rates of the incidence of lymph node metastasis in soft tissue sarcoma vary considerably. Many are based on single-institution series and small patient populations. Certain sarcoma subtypes, including synovial sarcoma, have been associated with a higher risk of lymph node involvement. Most single centers have insufficient numbers of patients to assess lymph node metastasis accurately, but larger national databases may allow a more accurate estimation. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We queried a large national database and asked the following questions: (1) What proportion of patients with soft tissue sarcoma have lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis? (2) What histologic subtypes are associated with increased risk of nodal metastasis? (3) What is the impact of lymph node metastases and histologic subtype on survival? (4) Does lymph node excision improve survival of patients with soft tissue sarcoma? METHODS: The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a national database that covers a geographic cross-section representing approximately 28% of the US population across demographic groups...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
N S Stephen, D Gochhait, P Dehuri, H Subramanian, R S Goldar
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March 6, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
David Creytens, Liesbeth Ferdinande, Jo Van Dorpe
We report the case of a dedifferentiated solitary fibrous tumor with heterologous rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation in a 74-year-old male presenting with a rapidly growing, large soft tissue tumoral mass in the gluteal muscles of the right hip. Dedifferentiation in solitary fibrous tumor had not been recognized until very recently and is an extremely rare phenomenon in this tumor type. In the present case, the diagnosis of dedifferentiated solitary fibrous tumor was difficult because of the absence of areas of conventional solitary fibrous tumor with a predominantly poorly differentiated, anaplastic tumor component in the incision biopsy composed of heterogeneous areas with small blue round cell (Ewing sarcoma-like), rhabdoid, epithelioid, and pleomorphic morphology...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Varun Monga, Umang Swami, Munir Tanas, Aaron Bossler, Sarah L Mott, Brian J Smith, Mohammed Milhem
Epigenetic events and genetic alterations under the control of the tumor microenvironment potentially mediate tumor induced angiogenesis involved in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) metastasis. Addition of antiangiogenic agent, such as bevacizumab, to standard chemotherapy in treatment of sarcoma has been studied in clinical trials, but most of the findings have not supported its use. We hypothesized the existence of an epigenetically mediated "angiogenic switch", and the tumor microenvironment, prevents bevacizumab from truly blocking angiogenesis...
February 17, 2018: Cancers
Sarah Watson, Virginie Perrin, Delphine Guillemot, Stephanie Reynaud, Jean-Michel Coindre, Marie Karanian, Jean-Marc Guinebretière, Paul Freneaux, François Le Loarer, Megane Bouvet, Louise Galmiche-Rolland, Frédérique Larousserie, Elisabeth Longchampt, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Gaelle Pierron, Olivier Delattre, Franck Tirode
Sarcoma represents a highly heterogeneous group of tumours. We report here the first unbiased and systematic search for gene fusions combined with unsupervised expression analysis of a series of 184 small round cell sarcomas. Fusion genes were detected in 59% percent of samples, with half of them being observed recurrently. We identified biologically homogeneous groups of tumours such as the CIC-fused (to DUX4, FOXO4 or NUTM1) and BCOR-rearranged (BCOR-CCNB3, BCOR-MAML3, ZC3H7B-BCOR and BCOR internal duplication) tumour groups...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Yingting Mok, Yin Huei Pang, Jain Sudhanshi Sanjeev, Chik Hong Kuick, Kenneth Tou-En Chang
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) and sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) are rare tumors with distinct sets of morphological features, both characterized by MUC4 immunoreactivity. Tumors exhibiting features of both entities are considered hybrid LGFMS-SEF lesions. While the majority of LGFMS cases are characterized by FUS-CREB3L2 gene fusions, most cases of pure SEF show EWSR1 gene rearrangements. In the largest study of hybrid LGFMS-SEF tumors to date, all cases exhibited FUS rearrangements, a similar genetic profile to LGFMS...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Emily Raftopoulos, Michael Royer, Mildred Warren, Jin Zhao, Walter Rush
Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma (PHE; epithelioid sarcoma-like hemangioendothelioma) is a rare entity, with 129 reported cases. It is a rarely metastasizing, low-grade vascular tumor that can histologically mimic epithelioid sarcoma and often presents as multiple discontinuous nodules in the extremities. PHEs characteristically and consistently show immunoreactivity for cytokeratins and endothelial markers. We present a case in the thigh of a 65-year-old-man with a 3-month history of painful lesions in the dermis and review the published literature...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Abbas Agaimy, William D Foulkes
The SWItch Sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex is a highly conserved multi-subunit complex of proteins encoded by numerous genes mapped to different chromosomal regions. The complex regulates the process of chromatin remodelling and hence plays a central role in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression, cell proliferation and differentiation. During the last three decades, the SWI/SNF complex has been increasingly recognized as a central molecular event driving the initiation and/or progression of several benign and malignant neoplasms of different anatomic origin and having diverse histomorphological appearance...
January 31, 2018: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
R Heera, Latha Mary Cherian, Rupali Lav, V Ravikumar
Hemangioendothelioma commonly occurs in the superficial or deep soft tissue of the extremities, lungs, liver, bone and lymph nodes, with oral cavity being a rare location. It is usually benign but can show variable grades of malignancy. According to the histological presentation, hemangioendothelioma has been classified as epithelioid, Kaposiform, hobnail (Dabska-Retiform), epithelioid sarcoma like and composite. We present a case of ulcerated swelling of palate clinically diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma which presented a diagnostically challenging histological picture...
September 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Jeffrey K Mito, James R Conner, Jason L Hornick, Edmund S Cibas, Xiaohua Qian
BACKGROUND: The characterization of poorly differentiated neoplasms in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and small biopsy specimens usually requires immunohistochemistry (IHC) with a panel of markers. Because of an increasing need to preserve limited diagnostic material for tumor genotyping and a mounting demand for cost containment, the authors investigated the usefulness of dual-color IHC with antibodies directed against broad-spectrum keratins and SOX10, a neuroectodermal transcription factor consistently expressed in melanoma, in the workup of epithelioid malignant neoplasms...
January 31, 2018: Cancer Cytopathology
Jasmine Haller, Marjorie Parker David, Nathan E Lee, Sara C Shalin, Jerad M Gardner
CONTEXT: - Patients with rare tumors have difficulty finding reliable information about their disease. Facebook patient support groups allow patients to educate one another. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate how these patients perceive the value of pathologists, both in Facebook groups and real-world patient care. DESIGN: - Survey links were posted in 12 Facebook patient groups: 6 with an active pathologist member (angiosarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, epithelioid sarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans [×2], and desmoid fibromatosis), and 6 without "active" pathologist involvement (aggressive angiomyxoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, and osteosarcoma)...
January 29, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nicholas A Horan, Dominick J DiMaio
Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma (PMHE) is a rare vascular tumor that was added to the World Health Organization classification of soft tissue tumors. These tumors have a unique clinical presentation and microscopic appearance as compared to other vascular tumors in the differential diagnosis. Unlike its microscopic mimicker epithelioid sarcoma, PMHE rarely metastasizes and long-term survival in affected patients is excellent. In this report, we present a patient with PMHE and review the current literature on clinical presentation and histologic differentiation of this unique tumor, comparing findings to its mimickers...
December 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Ioannis T Konstantinidis, Carolijn Nota, Zeljka Jutric, Philip Ituarte, Warren Chow, Peiguo Chu, Gagandeep Singh, Susanne G Warner, Laleh G Melstrom, Yuman Fong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Primary liver sarcomas (PLS) are rare. Published series are limited by small numbers of patients. METHODS: We reviewed the National Cancer Database (2004-2014) for patients who underwent surgical resection of PLS. RESULTS: Of 237 patients identified, the majority were female (60.8%), with median age of 52 years. Histologies were: epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (n = 67), angiosarcoma (n = 64), leiomyosarcoma (n = 33), embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 31), carcinosarcoma (n = 16), giant cell sarcoma (n = 14), spindle cell sarcoma (n = 12)...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Yin P Hung, Jason L Hornick
Mesenchymal neoplasms rarely present in or adjacent to endocrine organs. In this context, the recognition of these rare tumor types can be challenging, with significant potential for misdiagnosis as sarcomatoid carcinomas (i.e., anaplastic thyroid carcinoma and sarcomatoid adrenal cortical carcinoma) or neuroendocrine carcinomas, depending upon the dominant histologic patterns. In this review, we address potential pitfalls in diagnosing selected mesenchymal neoplasms arising within or near endocrine organs, including dedifferentiated liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma, angiosarcoma, PEComa, proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and neuroblastoma...
January 16, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
Chatchai Pruksapong, Kantang Satayasoontorn
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a very rare sarcoma, report <1% of all soft tissue tumor. Majority of cases were young adult and tumor occurred in lower extremities and trunk. Here, we present a case of 53-year-old Thai female with rapidly glowing mass over her right forearm. The magnetic resonance imaging scan demonstrated a hypervascular mass with multiple feeding vessels located in flexure tendon of right forearm. Ultrasound-guided biopsy revealed malignant poorly differentiated epithelioid neoplasm with clear cell feature and focal necrosis...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
José A Coronado, Miguel Á Chávez, Martín A Manrique, Jony Cerna, Ana L Trejo
Epithelioid sarcoma (ES), a mesenchymatous malign neoformation, is often diagnosed in later stages and associated with high recurrence index, metastasis and mortality. We report a case of a 65 years old male, with history of abdominal pain and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy demonstrated a posterior duodenal wall perforation communicating with a solid retroperitoneal neoformation. Endoscopic biopsy was performed, with a final report of ES. The patient was submitted for surgical palliation due to the tumor's unresectability...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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