Epithelioid sarcoma of the neck: case report.

The Journal of laryngology and otology

PubMedID: 19460217

Ueda Y, Chijiwa H, Nakashima T. Epithelioid sarcoma of the neck: case report. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123 Suppl 31113-6.
Epithelioid sarcoma is an aggressive, malignant tumour of the soft tissue which tends to arise in proximity to large tendons and aponeuroses. We report the case of a patient presenting with an epithelioid sarcoma arising in the neck. A 56-year-old man was referred with a three-year history of a sensory disorder as well as a slowly growing mass in his right neck. The patient underwent resection of the tumour by means of a conservative neck dissection. The final diagnosis, based on the histological and immunohistochemical findings, was epithelioid sarcoma. Radiotherapy was performed after the operation. The post-operative course was uneventful, and there was no local recurrence or distant metastasis.