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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2012 Jan;7(1):36-9. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.97621.

Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the frontal calvarium and adjacent frontal lobe.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a rare tumor affecting mainly adolescent and young children. It presents as a slowly growing tumor and is usually overlooked due to lack of symptoms. Early metastasis is a characteristic feature of this tumor and, in a good number of cases, metastasis to the lung or brain is the first manifestation of the disease. In this report, we present a case of alveolar soft part sarcoma predominantly located in the right frontal bone with dural breach and contiguous right frontal lobe involvement in a 17-year-old girl without any evident primary or other secondaries. A brief review of literature is also presented.


Alveolar soft tissue sarcoma; brain metastasis; radiotherapy; surgery

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