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Primary Vaginal Ewing Sarcoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22007080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ewing sarcoma (ES) and primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) are round-cell sarcomas with varying degrees of neuroectodermal differentiation; they are considered members of the same family of tumors based on their common genetic profile. ES/PNET are very infrequent in the female genital tract, the vagina being the rarest gynecological location, with 7 cases reported to date. The authors present a case of vaginal ES/PNET with typical morphological and immunohistochemical features. EWS gene rearrangement was demonstrated by fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis. Of the 7 previously reported cases, only 2 have molecular confirmation. The age at presentation for vaginal ES/PNET is slightly higher than that for these neoplasms in bone and soft tissues, with only 1 reported patient younger than 30 years. The outcome seems to be similar to that of other superficially sited ES/PNET and more favorable than for those observed in the more typical locations. However, the currently available data are limited, and therefore, a larger number of cases is necessary to draw any firm conclusions.
Eugenia Bancalari; Enrique de Álava; Juan C Tardío
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgical pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9314927     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain.
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