Author(s): JrmeMarson V, UroCoste E, LacosteCollin L, GomezBrouchet A, Serrano E,
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Abstract Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a rare but distinct entity with special clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, cytogenetical and outcome features. This tumor developed from soft tissues. A few cases have been reported in the head and neck in the literature. We report two new cases of extraskeletal myxoid chrondrosarcoma presenting in such an unusual site: one involved the left nasal cavity of a 67-year-old man and the second the sphenoidal sinus of a 71-year-old woman. The microscopic examination revealed nests of round small cells dispersed in a myxoid stroma. The myxoid material was stained with Alcian Blue with and without hyaluronidase application whereas no PAS staining was observed. The immunohistochemical staining showed reactivity with S-100 protein and vimentin in two cases and with EMA in one case. These results allowed us to exclude other differential diagnoses: soft tissue tumors with a myxoid stroma (myxoma, myxoid liposarcoma and myxofibrosarcoma). No staining with anti-KL1 allowed us to exclude chordoma. Curative surgery was not possible. Both patients were given radiotherapy and the tumor regressed in one.
This article was published in Ann Pathol
and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access