Epithelioid Sarcoma

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Epithelioid Sarcoma

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare cancer that most often occurs in the soft tissue of the fingers, hands and forearms of young adults.   It may also be found in the legs, trunk, head or neck regions.  It is rare in young children and adults, and it occurs more frequently in men.   Epithelioid sarcoma begins as a painless, firm growth or bump that may be accompanied by an open wound (ulceration) in the skin covering the growth.   It is considered an aggressive cancer because it has a high chance of regrowing after treatment (a recurrence), or spreading to surrounding tissues or more distant parts of the body (a metastasis).   Epithelioid sarcoma is first treated with surgery to remove all the cancer cells (wide local excision).   Amputation of part of the affected limb may be needed in severe cases.   Radiation therapy or chemotherapy may also be used to destroy any cancer cells not removed during surgery.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Epithelioid Sarcoma" returned 96 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Uterine epithelioid leiomyosarcoma with c-kit expression and YWHAE gene rearrangement: a case report of a diagnostic pitfall of uterine sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Terufumi Kubo, Shintaro Sugita, Ryuichi Wada, Noriaki Kikuchi, Masahiro Iwasaki, Yumika Ito, Taro Sugawara, Hiromi Fujita, Makoto Emori, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tadashi Hasegawa

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Uterine sarcoma is a rare tumor that is often difficult to classify based on morphological and immunohistochemical analysis alone. Limited access to molecular biological analysis in routine practice would hinder making a definitive diagnosis.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Epithelioid sarcoma with multiple lesions on the left arm: a case report.
 

Author(s): Rie Nishibaba, Yuko Higashi, Yuko Goto, Masanori Hisaoka, Takuro Kanekura

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Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare, high-grade malignant tumor of the soft tissue. The incidence of local recurrence, regional lymph node involvement, and distant metastases is high. Epithelioid sarcoma is most often seen in adolescents and young adults. In the early stage before the development ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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Pulmonary tumor diagnosed as an undifferentiated sarcoma with epithelioid features: a case report.
 

Author(s): Mohamed Réda El Ochi, Mohammed Massine El Hammoumi, Abdelhamid Biyi, Mohamed Allaoui, El Hassane Kabiri, Abderrahman Albouzidi, Mohamed Oukabli

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Pulmonary sarcomas are uncommon accounting for 0.5 % of all primary lung cancers. Undifferentiated sarcomas account for up to 20 % of soft tissue sarcomas. A lung tumor revealed to be an undifferentiated sarcoma with epithelioid features has never been reported in the literature.

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2016

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The terms "Epithelioid Sarcoma" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pleural epithelioid sarcoma: about a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Hajar Ouahbi, Youssra Akasbi, Karima Oualla, Bouchra Amara, Achraf Chatar, Siham Tizniti, Hind Fatemi, Fatima Zahra Lemrabet, Samia Arifi, Nawfal Mellas

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Proximal epithelioid sarcoma (PES) originating from the pleura is a clinical entity rarely reported in the literature. We report the case of a young patient with immediately metastatic proximal epithelioid sarcoma (PES) treated at the Department of Medical Oncology, Fes. Treatment ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma: a new case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Abdelmoughit Echchaoui, Yassine Sadrati, Youssef Elbir, Abderrahim Elktaibi, Malika Benyachou, Samir El Mazouz, Nour-Eddine Gharib, Abdellah Abbassi

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Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma is a rare soft tissue neoplasm which arises from the more proximal part of body and occurs more often in young people; the definite diagnosis depends mainly on the pathological examination; early detection and complete excision remain the foundation ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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Epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma: a clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular cytogenetic analysis of five additional cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Lin Yu, Jinguo Liu, I Weng Lao, Zhiguo Luo, Jian Wang

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To explore the clinical characteristics and pathological features of epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (EIMS) with emphasis on the diagnostic spectrum.

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2016

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Radiation Therapy With or Without Combination Chemotherapy or Pazopanib Hydrochloride Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas That Can Be Removed by Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Fibrosarcoma; Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma; Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma; Atypical Fibroxanthoma; Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue; Epithelioid Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Epithelioid Sarcoma; Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma; Fibrohistiocytic Neoplasm; Glomus Tumor of the Skin; Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor; Intimal Sarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma; Liposarcoma; Low Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma; Low Grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma; Malignant Cutaneous Granular Cell Tumor; Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Malignant Triton Tumor; Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; Myxofibrosarcoma; Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma; Nerve Sheath Neoplasm; PEComa; Pericytic Neoplasm; Plexiform Fibrohistiocytic Tumor; Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma; Stage IB Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IIB Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage III Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Synovial Sarcoma; Undifferentiated (Embryonal) Sarcoma; Undifferentiated High Grade Pleomorphic Sarcoma of Bone

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017

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Gemcitabine Hydrochloride With or Without Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Refractory Soft Tissue Sarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma; Adult Angiosarcoma; Adult Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor; Adult Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma; Adult Epithelioid Sarcoma; Adult Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma; Adult Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma; Adult Fibrosarcoma; Adult Leiomyosarcoma; Adult Liposarcoma; Adult Malignant Mesenchymoma; Adult Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma; Adult Synovial Sarcoma; Adult Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma; Malignant Adult Hemangiopericytoma; Recurrent Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage III Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IV Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2017

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Doxorubicin With Upfront Dexrazoxane Plus Olaratumab for the Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sarcoma, Soft Tissue; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma; Leiomyosarcoma; Liposarcoma; Synovial Sarcoma; Myxofibrosarcoma; Angiosarcoma; Fibrosarcoma; Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor; Epithelioid Sarcoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2017

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