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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-45

Alveolar soft part sarcoma presenting as cauda equina syndrome


1 Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, SAIMS Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, SAIMS Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Gupta
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, SAIMS Medical College and PG Institute Indore-Ujjain Highway, Sanwer Road, Indore-453111, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1009

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Background: Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma often affecting adolescents and young adults. Though the tumor has as indolent clinical course, the ultimate prognosis is poor characterized by late metastasis. Histopathological evaluation is the crucial to a correct diagnosis. Case report: A 30-year-old Indian woman presented with paraplegia and a persistent mass over the back. A thorough histological examination alongside imaging techniques shaped a reliable diagnosis. Conclusion: Alveolar soft tissue sarcoma of the spine is a rare tumor and a very high index of suspicion is required to make an early diagnosis and achievement of complete microscopic resection is critical for successful outcome.


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