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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Imaging characterization of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the neck

July 1, 2010  |  Adam D. Singer, BS, Paul M. Weinberger, MD, Melanie W. Seybt, MD, Lana L. Jackson, MD, Daniel J. Teague, MD, and Ramon E. Figueroa, MD, FACR

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the neck: Case report and review of current diagnostic and management strategies

July 1, 2010  |  Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, MD, Dennis Priebat, MD, and Stanley H. Chia, MD


Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare malignant neoplasm that can clinically mimic a number of other tumors. FDCS can follow either an indolent or aggressive course. The prognosis tends to be worse for patients with large or high-grade tumors and/or an intra-...

Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: A review of its diagnosis and management and a report of a rare case of orbital involvement

June 1, 2010  |  Shashidhar Kusuma, MD, David J. Skarupa, MD, Kim A. Ely, MD, Anthony J. Cmelak, MD, and Brian B. Burkey, MD


Synovial sarcoma is typically an aggressive malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually in the extremities, that affects young adults. Tumors of the head and neck are rare. Reported head and neck sites have included the hypopharynx (the most common site), the oropharynx, the...

Granulocytic sarcoma of the nasal cavity: A case report

November 1, 2009  |  Mary Gorman, MD, Khwaja Asif Ahmed, MD, Arnel Pallera, MD, and Sandeep Samant, MD


Granulocytic sarcoma of the nasal cavity is exceedingly rare. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with an intranasal mass that was later diagnosed as a granulocytic sarcoma. The mass was treated with rapid initiation of chemotherapy, which produced a...


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