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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


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

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