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Alveolar soft part sarcoma: a rare diagnosis

In Indian Journal of Dermatology
Contributor(s): Biswas RS | Saha ML | Mukherjee S | drpriyanka.derma@gmail.com | Sarkar P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 58 Issues 3.Publisher: 2013Description: 244.Subject(s): surgical excision | chemotherapy | alveolar pattern in histopathology | Alveolar soft-part sarcoma | DDC classification: In: Indian Journal of DermatologySummary: Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is an extremely rare disease arising from connective tissues with a propensity for recurrence and metastasis. Clinically, it can be confused with hemangioma or arterio-venous malformations. Thus, a high index of suspicion and histopathological examination are required to make a definitive diagnosis. We report a case of recurrent ASPS in a young female with multiple sites involvement without any features of metastasis who has been treated with excision of the symptomatic lesions followed by chemotherapy
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Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is an extremely rare disease arising from connective tissues with a propensity for recurrence and metastasis. Clinically, it can be confused with hemangioma or arterio-venous malformations. Thus, a high index of suspicion and histopathological examination are required to make a definitive diagnosis. We report a case of recurrent ASPS in a young female with multiple sites involvement without any features of metastasis who has been treated with excision of the symptomatic lesions followed by chemotherapy

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