Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations

K. T. Wong, T. Sara Ahmad, F. Fernandez, N. W K Azizah, M. Swaminathan

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In a retrospective review of 12 cases of histologically confirmed alveolar soft part sarcoma, we found a high proportion of cases having unusual clinical presentations. Six of our cases developed the tumour at very rare sites: the breast, pharynx, chest wall, axilla and sacral areas. The breast alveolar soft part sarcoma is only the third case reported in the literature The lungs appeared to be the commonest site for secondaries. Seven cases showed radiological evidence of lung metastases, and one case had liver metastasis. The high proportion of this rare sarcoma in unusual sites contrasted with many Western series in which the limbs and the head and neck areas are the more common tumour sites in the vast majority of cases. The range of our patient's ages was from 16 to 70 years, the average age being 34.3 years. Females comprised 58% of the cases, and there was no racial bias. The commonest complaint was swelling in the affected site, and symptom duration averaged three years. Response to treatment was generally poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
Breast
Neoplasm Metastasis
Racism
Lung
Axilla
Thoracic Wall
Pharynx
Sarcoma
Neoplasms
Neck
Extremities
Head
Liver
Therapeutics

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Wong, K. T., Sara Ahmad, T., Fernandez, F., Azizah, N. W. K., & Swaminathan, M. (1994). Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations. Asian Journal of Surgery, 17(3), 283-285.

Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations. / Wong, K. T.; Sara Ahmad, T.; Fernandez, F.; Azizah, N. W K; Swaminathan, M.

In: Asian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1994, p. 283-285.

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Wong, KT, Sara Ahmad, T, Fernandez, F, Azizah, NWK & Swaminathan, M 1994, 'Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations', Asian Journal of Surgery, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 283-285.
Wong KT, Sara Ahmad T, Fernandez F, Azizah NWK, Swaminathan M. Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations. Asian Journal of Surgery. 1994;17(3):283-285.
Wong, K. T. ; Sara Ahmad, T. ; Fernandez, F. ; Azizah, N. W K ; Swaminathan, M. / Alveolar soft part sarcoma with reference to unusual clinical presentations. In: Asian Journal of Surgery. 1994 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 283-285.
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