Alveolar soft part sarcoma


Inci E. , KORKUT N., EREM M., KALEKOGLU N.

HNO, vol.52, no.2, pp.145-148, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00106-003-0872-4
  • Title of Journal : HNO
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-148

Abstract

Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a malignant soft part tumor the etiology of which has not yet been clarified. Histopathological examinations show an alveolar or pseudoglandular pattern. PAS-positive, diastase resistant intraplasmic inclusion bodies are characteristic for this tumor which occurs in the head and neck region; mainly the tongue and the orbita. Primary therapy includes total resection which can later be combined with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The present study involves a 17 year old patient. We totally removed the tumor and then used radiotherapy. The postoperative examinations over 3 years showed neither local recurrence nor distant metastases.