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Proximal Type Epithelioid Sarcoma of the Scrotum: A Source of Diagnostic Confusion That Needs Immediate Attention fx1

By: Fikret Fatih Onollowast , Yılören Tanıdır, Esin Kotiloğlu, Mehmet Bayramiçli, Serdar Turhal and Levent N. Türkeri

European Urology, Volume 49 Issue 1, February 2006, Pages 406-407

Published online: 01 February 2006

Keywords: Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma, Differential diagnosis, Immunohistochemistry, Surgery, Chemotherapy, EU*ACME logo

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Abstract

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare soft-tissue sarcoma which classically presents as a subcutaneous or deep dermal mass in distal extremities of adolescents and young adults. A more aggressive “proximal” or “large-cell” type has been described in rare cases to occur as a deep soft-tissue mass at proximal body sites which tends to recur and metastasize earlier than the conventional epithelioid sarcoma. The correct diagnosis of this type is essential since these lesions can easily be misdiagnosed as other epithelioid lesions. Its prognostic factors also have not yet been fully investigated. We herein report a case of metastatic proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma arising from the scrotum of a 50-year-old man managed by radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.

Keywords: Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma, Differential diagnosis, Immunohistochemistry, Surgery, Chemotherapy, EU*ACME logo.

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Marmara University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Turkey

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