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Diagn Pathol. 2013 Jul 25;8:122. doi: 10.1186/1746-1596-8-122.

Vulvar "proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma: report of a case and review of the literature.

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Surgery Department, Gynecology Section and Obstetrics, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The "proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma is a very rare kind of mesenchimal tumor characterized by the difficulty in histological diagnosis and the very aggressive biological behavior.

CASE:

We report of a case of a 63 years old woman with a vulvar "proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma that underwent a radical surgical staging followed by an adjuvant radiotherapy. She is on follow-up care for 14 months and there is no clinical evidence of disease.

CONCLUSION:

Even if quite rare the proximal type epithelioid sarcoma should be regarded as a separate entity of particularly aggressive biologic behaviour. Its diagnosis attracts controversies and criticism related to the surgical approach and the choice of an adjuvant therapy.

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PMID:
23886403
PMCID:
PMC3751136
DOI:
10.1186/1746-1596-8-122
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