Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma: a new case report and literature review

  • Abdelmoughit Echchaoui
  • Yassine Sadrati
  • Youssef Elbir
  • Abderrahim Elktaibi
  • Malika Benyachou
  • Samir El Mazouz
  • Noureddine Gharib
  • Abdellah Abbassi

Abstract

Proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma is a rare soft tissue neoplasm which arises from the more proximal part of body and occurs more often in young people; the definite diagnosis depends mainly on the pathological examination; early detection and complete excision remain the foundation of treatment. Due to its aggressive behavior, high capacity of recurrence and the great ability to metastasize, a careful clinical long-term monitoring is required. We report a new case of a 20 years old girl, presented with proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma in her right scapular region, confirmed by pathological examination and removed surgically without recurrence or metastasis at eighteen months of follow-up.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

Author Biographies

Abdelmoughit Echchaoui
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Avicenna University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Yassine Sadrati
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Youssef Elbir
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Abderrahim Elktaibi
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Malika Benyachou
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Samir El Mazouz
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Noureddine Gharib
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Abdellah Abbassi
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
Published
2016-09-20
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688