Primary Giant Clear Cell Sarcoma (Soft Tissue Malignant Melanoma) of the Sternum

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One case of a primary clear cell sarcoma of the sternum (also called soft tissue melanoma) is reported. This neoplasm represents a rare occurrence, and as a rule, differential diagnosis with melanoma often requires detailed immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic analysis (ie, rearrangement of EWS gene localized on 22q12 chromosome). Because wide resection is recommended, chest wall reconstruction may pose challenging technical issues. In our patient, we elected not to proceed to clavicular stabilization. Nevertheless, acceptable shoulder girdle mobility was observed after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1927-1928
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Clear Cell Sarcoma
Sternum
Giant Cells
Melanoma
Gene Rearrangement
Cytogenetic Analysis
Thoracic Wall
Differential Diagnosis
Chromosomes
Immunohistochemistry
Neoplasms

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Primary Giant Clear Cell Sarcoma (Soft Tissue Malignant Melanoma) of the Sternum. / Rocco, Gaetano; de Chiara, Anna Rosaria; Fazioli, Flavio; Scognamiglio, Francesco; La Rocca, Antonello; Apice, Gaetano; Riva, Carla.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 87, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 1927-1928.

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