Alveolar soft – part sarcoma of the extremity: a case report

Hippokratia 2008, 12(4):251-253

V. Sidi, I. Fragandrea, E. Hatzipantelis, C. Kyriakopoulos, A. Papanikolaou, M. Bandouraki, DE. Koliouskas


Alveolar soft- part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma and is most often seen in adolescents and young adults. Surgical excision of the primary tumor and pulmonary metastases has resulted in prolonged survival in some patients while the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy has been disputed. An 11- year-old boy with ASPS which presented with a markedly vascular tumor in the left thigh, and multiple bilateral pulmonary metastases 8 months after diagnosis is described. The patient has remained disease-free for over 5 years since the initial diagnosis.