Alveolar soft part sarcoma presenting as a breast mass in a 13-year-old female
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 122–124, February 2009
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Van Buren, R. and Stewart, J. (2009), Alveolar soft part sarcoma presenting as a breast mass in a 13-year-old female. Diagn. Cytopathol., 37: 122–124. doi: 10.1002/dc.20969
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 19 NOV 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 AUG 2008
- Manuscript Received: 30 APR 2008
- breast pathology;
- alveolar soft part sarcoma
Adolescent patients with breast lesions represent a unique population of patients whose differential diagnoses differ from adults. We report a clinically unsuspected case of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) presenting in the breast of a 13-year-old female. ASPS is a rare neoplasm that is usually present in the head, neck, or lower extremities. This rare case presentation gives us the opportunity to review the differential diagnosis of adolescent breast lesions. We also will review diagnostic features of ASPS on fine-needle aspiration. These are relatively rare disease processes about which many cytopathology professionals may be unfamiliar. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2009. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.