Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 5 Issue: 1

Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Presenting with Nasal Obstruction

Neslihan Yaprak1*, Havva Serap Toru2, Irem Hicran Ozbudak2 and Kenan Güney1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
Corresponding author : Neslihan Yaprak
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Akdeniz University, Zip code: 07059, Antalya, Turkey
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Received: December 02, 2015 Accepted: January 20, 2016 Published: January 25, 2016
Citation: Yaprak N, Toru HS, Ozbudak IH, Güney K (2016) Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Presenting with Nasal Obstruction. J Otol Rhinol 5:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000265

 

Abstract

Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) was first described by Christopherson et al. ASPS is a slow-growing and rare soft tissue tumor that usually occurs in young adults; patients are most often diagnosed between the ages of 15-35 years. ASPS are mainly located on the lower extremities, but can also be found on the arms, chest, and retroperitoneal areas. In children, ASPS are often found around the head and neck, especially on the tongue and orbita. ASPS is more common in women than in men, and the metastasis incidence ranges between 21% and 65% at the time of diagnosis. ASPS most commonly metastasize to the lungs, but also frequently metastasize to the bones and brain. In adults, ASPS is quite rare around head and neck. This study aimed to review the general approach to an adult patient with ASPS located in the nasal cavity.

Keywords: Alveolar soft part sarcoma; Head and neck

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