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Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma presenting as a midline nasal mass

April 1, 2012  |  Jaimie DeRosa, MD and Jeffrey R. Smit, MD

Abstract

Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare type of pediatric non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma. The case of a 5-year-old girl is presented, highlighting the potential for multiple pitfalls and aberrant differential diagnoses that need to be identified for successful...

Myxoid/round cell liposarcoma of the supraclavicular fossa

February 18, 2012  |  Cagatay Oysu, MD, Celil Uslu, MD, Barıs Naiboglu, MD, and Evren Ay Ogredik, MD

Abstract

Metastases from the tracheobronchial tree and the genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems are the most common malignant lesions of the supraclavicular fossa. Liposarcomas in this region, as primary tumors, are rarely encountered. In this article, we report a case of myxoid...

Suboccipital malignant solitary fibrous tumor: Report of a case

February 18, 2012  |  M. Geraldine Zuniga, MD, Brent A. Orr, MD, Steven S. Chang, MD, and Ralph P. Tufano, MD, FACS

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare soft-tissue sarcomas usually arising in the pleura of the thoracic cavity. Thirty percent of SFTs present in extrapleural locations, and infrequently in the head and neck region. While the majority of SFTs are benign, aggressive variants...

Recurrent myxoid liposarcoma of the buccal mucosa in a young boy: A case report and review of the literature

December 15, 2011  |  Elizabeth M. Nichols, MD, Ali Mirmiran, MD, Michael C. Garofalo, MD, Chen-Chih J. Sun, MD, Kyle Hatten, MD, and Jeffrey Wolf, MD, FACS

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Liposarcomas are uncommon in the pediatric population. We present the case of a boy who had experienced multiple recurrences of liposarcoma in the buccal space before he reached the age of 13 years. We also provide a review of the literature and a discussion of adjuvant therapy...

Osteosarcoma of the skull base in a 15-year-old boy

October 27, 2011  |  Gretchen M. Oakley, BA, Dary J. Costa, MD, Ron B. Mitchell, MD, and Cirilo Sotelo, MD

External ear sarcoma: A review of the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER 17) database

August 16, 2011  |  Stephanie A. Austin, MD, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Abstract

Soft-tissue sarcomas arising in the skin of the external ear have a better prognosis than might be expected based on the behavior of other sarcomas. Currently there are a few major case series analyzing soft-tissue sarcomas and the factors related to their prognosis. The...

Bilateral tonsillar and esophageal Kaposi sarcoma in an HIV-negative patient

July 14, 2011  |  Irem Hicran Ozbudak, MD, Kenan Guney, MD, Derya Mutlu, MD, Tekinalp Gelen, MD, and Gulay Ozbilim, MD

Abstract

Tonsillar involvement in Kaposi sarcoma is extremely rare, as only a few such cases have been reported; all but 1 of these previously reported cases occurred in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We describe what to the best of our knowledge is the...

AIDS-related primary Kaposi sarcoma of the nasopharynx

June 14, 2011  |  Fatih Çelenk, MD, Metin Yilmaz, MD, Korhan Asal, MD, Özgür Ekinci, MD, and Nil Tokgöz, MD

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Primary nasopharyngeal Kaposi sarcoma is extremely rare, as only 1 case has been previously reported in the literature. We report a new case, which occurred in a 37-year-old man with a known history of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The patient presented with...

Nasopharyngeal dendritic cell sarcoma, not otherwise specified, in a 34-year-old man

June 14, 2011  |  William B. Horton, BS, David A. Joyner, MD, William P. Daley, MD, Karen T. Pitman, MD, and Majid A. Khan, MD

Abstract

Dendritic cell sarcoma, not otherwise specified (NOS), is an entity that is poorly defined because of its rarity and poorly understood pathogenesis. It is characterized by positive immunohistochemical staining for S-100 and CD1a, along with an absence of cytoplasmic Birbeck...

Abrupt tonsillar hemorrhage from a metastatic hemangiosarcoma of the breast: Case report and literature review

March 1, 2011  |  Ronen Bar, MD, Aviram Netzer, MD, Dmitry Ostrovsky, MD, Marcelo Daitzchman, MD, and Avishay Golz, MD

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We describe a case of primary breast hemangiosarcoma with tonsillar metastasis that manifested as a profuse oropharyngeal hemorrhage. The patient was a 54-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with oral bleeding. A thorough examination revealed a distorted...

Laryngeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the true vocal fold in an adult: Case report

December 17, 2010  |  Douglas D. Leventhal, MD, Joseph Spiegel, MD, and William Keane, MD

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Rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx is extremely rare in adults, as only 17 well-documented cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Of these, only 2 cases (both male) involved the alveolar subtype of rhabdomyosarcoma, and neither involved the true...

Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the maxilla

October 1, 2010  |  Raafat Makary, MD, Sania Shuja, MD, Ruis Fernandes, DMD, MD, Robert Malyapa, MD, and Nelson Goldman, MD

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