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Fusetti M - - 2001
Vascular tumours rarely affect the oropharynx and overall they can represent a diagnostic challenge since their clinico-histopathological patterns are not always clear. This case report, of an isolated pharyngeal vascular proliferation, allowed the authors to analyse the similarities and differences between Kaposi's sarcoma and spindle-cell haemangioendothelioma. Moreover, it emphasizes the ...
Reid-Nicholson M D - - 2001
The case of a 25-year-old woman with recurring and metastasizing clear cell sarcoma of soft parts (CCS) is presented. The clinical setting and pathological appearance were in agreement with the original cases described. This report serves to highlight the clinico-pathological features of this rare and aggressive malignancy with specific reference ...
Mikhaeel N G - - 2001
Malignant pilomatrixoma is a rare malignant tumour of the hair matrix, which was first described in 1980. Only five patients with distant metastases have been reported. We report a sixth case with metastatic disease in a 52-year-old male, who also developed multiple local recurrences. We also review the previous five ...
Gibbs P - - 2001
Females with Turner's syndrome (TS) have a markedly increased number of cutaneous nevi. While this is a well-recognized risk factor for cutaneous melanoma (CM), the incidence of this tumor in TS and the implications for our understanding of nevi and melanoma have not previously been considered. Here we report a ...
Katz M A - - 2001
Nodular fasciitis is a benign, reactive fibroblastic soft tissue tumor. Involvement of the hand is exceedingly rare. A case of nodular fasciitis involving the dominant hand of a 38-year-old woman is reviewed, and its clinicopathologic features are presented. Because of its rapid growth and aggressive histologic appearance, nodular fasciitis can ...
King M - - 2001
We report the case history of a patient with complete spontaneous regression of metastatic cutaneous melanoma with parotid and neck lymph node metastases. Complete spontaneous regression of metastatic melanoma is very rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.22%-0.27%. We review the literature on this subject. Elucidation of the process of ...
Froehner M - - 2001
Sarcomas rarely arise in the intestinum, and leiomyosarcoma represents the majority of cases. With only seven cases reported in the available English literature up to now, malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the small intestine is exceedingly rare. Moreover, follow-up data are almost completely unavailable. We present herein the unique case of ...
Downey M S - - 2000
The lower extremity is a frequent site for malignant melanomas. However, skeletal metastases involving the foot and ankle are a rarity. Nearly all documented cases of secondary pedal bone metastasis have originated from a primary subungual melanoma. The following case study illustrates an unusual skeletal metastasis to the foot and ...
Garas G - - 2000
Metastatic melanoma is renowned for its propensity to spread to almost every organ of the body; however, symptomatic metastases within the biliary tree are very rare. We report two cases of bile duct obstruction from metastatic melanoma. The first case was caused by an intraluminal metastatic melanoma to the common ...
Mussari S - - 2000
Multiple primary neoplasia was once considered a rare curiosity but is now a well recognized phenomenon. Only a few papers have been published in the English literature with regard to occurrence of four or more primary malignancies in a single patient. We report four cases of quadruple cancer; a review ...
Yokose T - - 2000
Atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) is a possible precursor lesion of adenocarcinoma of the lung, but there have been no reports of AAH focusing on autopsy studies of the lungs of elderly patients, who have higher lung cancer mortality rates. We intended to clarify the characteristics of AAH in the general ...
Streutker C J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Sun-induced malignancies (basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas) are common in oculocutaneous albinism, however, the incidence of malignant melanoma is a topic of controversy. OBJECTIVE: We have reviewed the literature and report a case of a woman with oculocutaneous albinism with an amelanotic melanoma of the anterior chest wall. ...
Feely M G - - 2000
Cytogenetic studies of epithelioid sarcoma, a rare malignant soft tissue neoplasm of adolescents and young adults, are few. A characteristic anomaly has not yet been identified for this sarcoma. In this study, cytogenetic studies of a primary epithelioid sarcoma of a 15-year-old male revealed the following abnormalities: t(6;8)(p25;q11.2) and add(7)(p15).
Virgili G - - 2000
We report a rare case of a retroperitoneal inflammatory variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) involving both kidneys. The best treatment for MFHs is surgery with radical excision of the tumor. In this case the need to save at least one kidney meant tumorectomy was incomplete. The patient underwent adjuvant ...
Desai K - - 2000
A case of primary Ewing's sarcoma involving a large portion of the petrous temporal bone in an eighteen month old child is reported. The lesion was treated by radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. An extremely rare age of presentation, an unusual location and an excellent response to treatment ...
Zimmerman R L - - 2000
Finasteride has been associated with the development of gynecomastia. Although cytoplasmic vacuolization has been noted in prostatic epithelium in men taking this drug, we found no documentation of the cytologic changes in finasteride-associated gynecomastia. We present the case of a 53-year-old man who developed unilateral gynecomastia following finasteride therapy for ...
Gu M - - 2000
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) and primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) are characterized by the presence of the specific t(11;22)(q24;q12) or variants thereof, producing diagnostic EWS fusion transcripts. Cytokeratin has been reported sporadically to be expressed in some cases of ES/PNET. However, its prevalence has not been assessed systematically in a series of ...
Lo Muzio L - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The DNA mismatch repair system (MMR) plays an important role in the maintenance of genomic stability. To date few studies have been performed on hMSH2 and hMLH1 expression and melanoma of the head and neck region. A study of two cases revealed no mutations of the mismatch repair genes ...
Gamatsi I E - - 2000
The unique case of a second primary malignant melanoma developing on a split thickness skin graft that had been used for reconstruction of the defect following the wide excision of a first primary malignant melanoma is reported. A review of the literature revealed that no similar case has been reported ...
Kordek R - - 2000
We report here a case of an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a 25-year-old woman. Ultrastructural examination revealed a few periodical membrane-bound crystalloids, similar to those regarded as specific for alveolar soft-part sarcoma. Our study provides evidence supporting a myogenic origin of those periodic structures, and simultaneously a myogenic origin of alveolar ...
Toranzo-Fernandez J M - - 2000
Rhabdomyosarcoma of soft tissue is the commonest sarcoma in pediatric medicine and comprises 15% of the solid tumors treated in pediatric oncology. It has an ample variety of clinical presentations in diverse organs and also presents a gamut of histopathological patterns, which sometimes make diagnosis difficult. We report two cases ...
Gallino G - - 2000
The authors report a rare association between cutaneous melanoma and Von Recklinghausen's disease (NF-1) and analyze the possible meaning of this occurrence. Various types of tumors have been associated with NF-1, in particular those of neuroectodermal origin, such as malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) and phaeochromocytoma. The development of ...
Troyanova P - - 2000
The aim of the study was to investigate the distribution of the newly diagnosed cases with cutaneous malignant melanoma by clinical stages in Bulgaria over the period 1993-1995 as a reason for improving both mclanoma prevention and control. Over the period 827 new cases with cutaneous malignant melanoma are registered ...
Denkler K - - 1999
The original descriptions of melanoma of the hand, foot, vulva, and metastatic melanoma to the heart and bowel were by Jean Cruveilhier in his Anatomie Pathologique du Corps Humains published between 1829 and 1842. Cruveilhier's descriptions predate publications currently ascribed as being the first case reports of these melanomas. Cruveilhier's ...
Bentley R P - - 1999
We report a case of alveolar soft part sarcoma--a rare malignancy that presented as a swelling at the base of the tongue in a 5-year-old child. Only about one-quarter of the few reported cases arise within the head and neck, the tongue and orbit being the favoured sites.
Al-Rikabi A C - - 1999
Urogenital synovial sarcoma is an exceedingly rare lesion that can be clinically confused with chronic inflammatory masses and granulomas, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma or metastatic tumours. We present a case of primary synovial sarcoma of the penis in a 29-year-old Egyptian male. This case report is, to the best ...
Smith T A - - 1999
Monophasic synovial sarcoma (MSS) and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) are spindle cell sarcomas with overlapping histologic features, and their immunophenotypes may overlap, since MPNSTs express S-100 protein in only 50% to 60% of cases and rarely express epithelial markers, whereas MSSs can express S-100 protein in up to ...
Cury P M - - 1999
Distinguishing malignant mesothelioma from reactive mesothelial hyperplasia and reactive fibrosis can be a diagnostic problem in small pleural biopsies, made more difficult by the recent recognition of mesothelioma-in-situ. Antibodies to epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), p53, and bcl-2 have all been advocated for differentiating reactive from neoplastic conditions, but reports are ...
Bora H - - 1999
A case of primary intracerebral malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) in 5-year-old girl is presented, the eighteenth case so described in modern literature. A lobulated, heterogenous mass lesion with a haemorragic component was present in our case' s MRI. A review of the literature on MFH of the pediatric age group ...
Wambeek N - - 1999
Differentiation of vascular abnormalities from soft tissue sarcomas may be difficult on clinical grounds, but is usually possible on imaging criteria. We report the MRI and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) findings in a patient presenting with a mass behind the knee. We discuss differentiating features and review the literature of ...
Vinod S K - - 1999
Primary tracheal sarcomas are rare. Only 23 cases have previously been reported in the English literature. The present case describes a 72-year-old woman with a malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea. She underwent an endoscopic resection followed by radiotherapy and is well at 12 months follow up. Other cases are ...
Amaro R - - 1999
The Sister Mary Joseph's nodule is a significant finding in the physical examination. It is sometimes the only indication of an intra-abdominal metastatic malignancy. We report a patient who presented with an umbilical nodule that was discovered to be an omphalith. A review of the literature discusses the Sister Mary ...
Rubin B P - - 1999
Skeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a histologic variant of conventional skeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, whereas extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a distinct entity characterized by a reciprocal t(9;22) translocation resulting in fusion of the EWS and CHN genes. Rarely, extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma can occur in bone, and it is difficult to describe such ...
Rocamora V - - 1999
Amelanotic lentigo maligna melanoma (ALMM) is an infrequent presentation of lentigo maligna melanoma, less than thirty cases having been reported to date. Hypopigmented or erythematous macules on the face of older women, resembling Bowen's disease or eczema, are the most common clinical presentation. We report a case of ALMM in ...
Humphrey G M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Osteogenic sarcoma rarely occurs in soft tissues and generally affects individuals beyond the second decade of life. METHODS: The authors report a rare case of an extra osseous osteogenic sarcoma arising in the retroperitoneum of an adolescent, review the literature, and outline the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. The role ...
Paulino A C - - 1999
Diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis is a rare condition characterized by glioma in the leptomeninges without a dominant mass lesion. The difficulty in diagnosis of this condition, its rarity. and its extensive nature have hampered its successful treatment. Most cases of primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis have occurred in adults. Reported here is ...
McKenzie M - - 1999
We report 3 cases of postirradiation sarcoma that arose in the pelvis 8, 15, and 16 years after completion of external beam radiation therapy (RT) for localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Although such cases must be regarded as extremely rare, postirradiation sarcoma should be considered as a potential cause of ...
Logani S - - 1999
Patients infected with HIV often have unusual manifestations of common infections and neoplasms. One such example is "mycobacterial pseudotumor," an exuberant spindle cell lesion induced in lymph nodes by mycobacteria. Kaposi sarcoma also produces a spindle cell proliferation in lymph nodes of HIV-positive patients. These two entities must be differentiated ...
Campanella N - - 1999
Malignancies, antiproliferative drug treatment, cancer-related conditions like immobilization, perioperative status and radiotherapy are risk factors for hypercoagulability. Setting aside mass or invasion-related venous thrombosis, the differential diagnosis regarding the etiopathogenesis (paraneoplastic syndrome or antiproliferative treatment) is usually problematic. The authors report a case of combined malignant hemangiopericytoma and recurrent deep ...
Galati L T - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) arises from nonlymphatic antigen-presenting cells found in lymph node B-cell follicles. This extremely rare tumor, which usually arises in lymph nodes, does occur in extranodal head and neck sites such as the tonsil and soft palate. METHODS: A retrospective review of the patient followed ...
Shidham V B - - 1999
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma is a rare, benign-appearing soft tissue neoplasm with an aggressive clinical course characterized by multiple local recurrences over several years, with ultimate spread to lung and occasionally to bone. Thus far, a total of 24 cases of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma have been reported in the literature. The ...
Kim J C - - 1999
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is an intraepithelial neoplastic disorder which is included as a rare malignant condition. However, it sometimes shows aggressive behavior of local recurrence and coexisting malignancy. We had experienced nine cases of EMPD involving the scrotum for seven years. Two cases of them presented metastasis. The first ...
Tjalma W A - - 1999
We report a case of a 23-year-old woman diagnosed as having an epithelioid sarcoma of the vulva. She was treated by a clitoris-sparing hemivulvectomy and lymph node sampling of the ipsilateral groin. Vulvar reconstruction was performed with a rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. Four years after the operation there is no ...
Al-Rajhi N - - 1999
Primary synovial sarcoma of the heart is a rare tumor, with only six previous cases having been reported in the literature. Treatment has included surgery with or without chemotherapy. We present the first case of a documented synovial sarcoma arising from the pericardium in a 19-year-old man. Molecular analysis for ...
Durkin R C - - 1999
A report of alveolar soft part sarcoma of the hip region with extension to the ilium is presented to highlight an unusual presentation for this sarcoma and to discuss the treatment options for limb salvage for large malignant neoplasma involving the periacetabular region of the pelvis. A review of the ...
Miller R W - - 1999
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the skin and cutaneous malignant melanoma can now be compared epidemiologically through the use of population-based data not previously available for MCC. The results may provide new clues to etiology. In this study, United States data covered by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) ...
Massi D - - 1999
Controversies exist regarding the true incidence and significance of the histological association between melanocytic naevi and melanomas. The current study was undertaken to determine the incidence of melanocytic naevi histologically associated with melanomas, to compare the clinicopathological profiles of melanomas associated with a naevus (MN+) and melanomas not associated with ...
Lam D S - - 1999
Primary orbital Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare condition. Since the first case was reported in 1950, only 7 other cases have been reported in the English literature. Herein we describe the ninth, the only bilateral and the youngest case of primary orbital Ewing's sarcoma occurring in a 2-year-old boy, ...
Brownlow H C - - 1999
Background. Metastatic spread of soft tissue sarcomas to the digits is extremely rare and metastasis of MFH to the fingers and toes has not been documented.Purpose. We present two case reports of metastatic spread from a giant cell rich malignant fibrous histiocytoma to the digits and discuss their management.
Kollender Y - - 1999
Background. The origin of Ewing's sarcoma in a periosteal location is rare and not clearly documented. Other malignant bone tumors appear to have a somewhat better prognosis when confined between periosteum and bone. Is it the same for periosteal Ewing's sarcoma?Methods. We describe two new cases and comprehensively review the ...
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