Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 2

Proximal-Type Epithelioid Sarcoma: Report of Two Cases with Unusual Location and Review of the Literature

Antonio Nardone1, Giulio Anichini2, Federico Caporlingua1, Manila Antonelli2, Gennaro Lapadula1, Antonio Santoro1 and Maurizio Salvati1
1Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
2Department of Pathology, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
Corresponding author : Federico Caporlingua
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 22, 2014 Accepted: November 21, 2014 Published: November 26, 2014
Citation: Nardone1 A, Anichini G, Caporlingua F, Antonelli M, Lapadula1 M, et al. (2015) Proximal-Type Epithelioid Sarcoma: Report of Two Cases with Unusual Location and Review of the Literature. J Spine Neurosurg 4:2 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000179

Abstract

Proximal-Type Epithelioid Sarcoma: Report of Two Cases with Unusual Location and Review of the Literature

Epithelioid sarcoma usually occurs at the distal extremities of young adults. The proximal-type variant is characterized by a more aggressive course and resistance to treatment. We report two extremely rare cases with unique sites of origin. Due to anatomical issues, in both cases, a one-piece resection was not performed. Both presented a local relapse without any metastasis. Given the rarity of the disease, every report is fundamental for a future characterization of its features.

Keywords: Soft-tissue tumor; Skull base tumor; Epithelioid sarcoma; Lumbar column

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