alexa Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma – A Rare
ISSN: 2165-7939

Journal of Spine
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Case Report

Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma – A Rare Sacral Lesion and Literature Review

Luís Rocha*, Filipa Moreno, Joao Silva, Sérgio Moreira, Ricardo Taipa, Joaquim Reis, Mario Gomes and Ernesto Carvalho

Rua Calouste Gulbenkian, Porto, Portugal

*Corresponding Author:
Rocha L
Rua Calouste Gulbenkian, Porto, Portugal
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Received date: April 22, 2017; Accepted date: May 08, 2017; Published date: May 13, 2017

Citation: Rocha L, Moreno F, Silva J, Moreira S, Taipa R, et al. (2017) Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma – A Rare Sacral Lesion and Literature Review. J Spine 6:373. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000373

Copyright: © 2017 Rocha L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is a singular entity, recognized as malignant fibroblastic sarcoma variant, which deviates from classic type due to the indolent progression and late metastasis. Typically occurring in middle aged adults, it presents a predilection for deep soft tissues, particularly skeletal muscle. It often involves the fascia or periosteum, and less frequently it may invade or arise from bone. Diagnosis and recognition are critical, as the generally bland appearance or when intraosseous similarity with an osteoid lesion, can lead to misdiagnosis. We herein present a case showing an unusual location and challenging radiological morphological and surgical features.

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