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Intimal sarcoma of the superficial femoral artery with osteosarcomatous differentiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21276686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcomas of the large vessels usually present centrally in the aorta, pulmonary artery, and inferior vena cava. Peripheral arterial sarcomas are exceptionally rare. They have been reported in the iliac and common or profunda femoral arteries, and are frequently undifferentiated. In this study, we describe a differentiated intimal sarcoma of the superficial femoral artery with abundant osteosarcoma within the specimen. Before knowing the diagnosis, treatment was for a presumed pseudoaneurysm using excision and bypass. Postoperatively, the patient received palliative radiation therapy. The tumor's location and histopathology are unique. A differentiated intimal sarcoma has never been reported in the superficial femoral artery, and it represents the second peripheral arterial intimal sarcoma reported with osteosarcomatous differentiation.
James L Ebaugh; Minsheng Yuan; Jeffery Hu; Ahchean Chen; Joseph D Raffetto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-18     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1394-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Mosby, Inc.
Boston VA Healthcare System, Surgical Service, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis
Cell Differentiation*
Diagnostic Errors
Fatal Outcome
Femoral Artery / pathology*,  radiation effects,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Osteosarcoma / pathology*,  therapy
Palliative Care
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Sarcoma / pathology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Tunica Intima / pathology*,  radiation effects,  surgery
Vascular Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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