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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2012;5(7):715-719
Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the uterine corpus with pelvic lymph node metastasis:
case report and literature review
Lei-lei Zhang, Qian Tang, Zhen Wang, Xiang-sheng Zhang
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Binzhou Medical College Affiliated Hospital, Binzhou, Shandong 256603, P. R. China; Department of
Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; Department of Molecular Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA;
Department of Pathology, Binzhou Medical College, Binzhou, Shandong 256603, P. R. China
Received June 12, 2012; Accepted July 29, 2012; Epub September 5, 2012; Published September 15, 2012
Abstract: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare malignant soft tissue tumor, mainly localized in the extremities, occurring principally in
adolescents and young adults. ASPS is uncommon in the female genital tract , and only 37 cases have been reported so far, including 9 cases
in the uterine corpus and 17 cases in the uterine cervix. We here reported a case of ASPS occurring in the lower uterine segment . The case
showed typical histological and immunohistochemical features. The patient had pelvic and para-aortic lymph node metastasis. To the best of
our knowledge, it is the first such case described. (IJCEP1206006).
Keywords: Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the uterine corpus, uterine, female genital tract
Address all correspondence to:
Dr. Leilei Zhang, MD
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Binzhou Medical College Affiliated Hospital
Binzhou, Shandong 256603, P. R. China.
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