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Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma: Case report of an unusual presentation.
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PMID:  22240247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Epithelioid sarcoma, first described by Enzinger in 1970,(1) classically presents in young adults and usually arises in the distal extremities. The proximal-type variant, first described in 1997 as a rare aggressive form of sarcoma, usually arises more proximally.(2) It carries a higher mortality rate than classical limb epithelioid sarcoma and is often resistant to multimodal treatment.(3) We report the case of a 27-year old male who had a delayed diagnosis of proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma of the forearm. This was originally thought to be a necrotising soft tissue infection and was unfortunately metastatic at the time of eventual diagnosis. The clinical and histopathological features of this challenging tumour are discussed and the relevant literature is reviewed.
R S R Woods; M P Dempsey; H F Rizkalla; M E McMenamin; D O'Donovan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Plastic Surgery, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.
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