Background: The " proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma is a very rare kind of mesenchimal tumor characterized by the difficulty in histological diagnosis and the very aggressive biological behavior.Case: We report of a case of a 63 years old woman with a vulvar " proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma that underwent a radical surgical staging followed by an adjuvant radiotherapy. She is on follow-up care for 14 months and there is no clinical evidence of disease.Conclusion: Even if quite rare the proximal type epithelioid sarcoma should be regarded as a separate entity of particularly aggressive biologic behaviour. Its diagnosis attracts controversies and criticism related to the surgical approach and the choice of an adjuvant therapy.Virtual slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here:http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1508554852942125.
- Radical vulvectomy
- Vulvar " proximal-type" epithelioid sarcoma
- Vulvar cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine