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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1989;18(7-12): 1108-1113.
Cerebral Metastases and Menifestation of the Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.
Chong Oon Park, Kweon Beong Chae, Young Kim, Young Soo Ha
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Sungnam, Korea.
Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma(ASPS) in an unusual tumor of soft tissue, it has invariably ended in death from disseminated disease, and the lung has been the most common site of metastasis, but the brain was the 3rd most common site of metastasis. That proportion seems 0.4% of all soft tissue sarcoma. Clinical, pathological, and radiological features of metastatic cerebral lesions resulting from ASPS are presented. Angioarchitecture, and radiotherapic finding and chemotherapy are discussed. The unusual juxtaposition of the tumor cells to the endothelium seems responsible for the highly vascular appearance of the lesion on angiography, the frequency of hematogenous spread, and the grave, although delayed, prognosis. The purpose of this paper is to be report ASPS which has never been reported in Korea yet, with some references.
Key Words: Alveolar soft part sarcoma; Brain metastases; Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy
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