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Anal fibrosarcoma: report of a case and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1181155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A unique case of anal fibrosarcoma is reported. Review of the literature in the past half century revealed only 13 cases of rectal fibrosarcoma, and no case of anal fibrosarcoma. Abdominoperineal resection is the usual treatment if the disease is confined to the rectum or anus. An extended resection may be indicated in those patients who have more extensive disease. Long-term follow-up information was not available in the literature. The prognosis is presumed to be the same as if not worse than for fibrosarcomas in other parts of the body. Reporting of this rare tumor when found in unusual locations is encouraged.
M H Espinosa; S H Quan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-01-08     Completed Date:  1976-01-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anus Neoplasms* / pathology,  surgery
Fibrosarcoma* / pathology,  surgery

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