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Epithelioid sarcoma with multiple lesions on the left arm: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, October 2016
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Title
Epithelioid sarcoma with multiple lesions on the left arm: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13256-016-1088-z
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Authors

Rie Nishibaba, Yuko Higashi, Yuko Goto, Masanori Hisaoka, Takuro Kanekura

Abstract

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare, high-grade malignant tumor of the soft tissue. The incidence of local recurrence, regional lymph node involvement, and distant metastases is high. Epithelioid sarcoma is most often seen in adolescents and young adults. In the early stage before the development of full clinical features, epithelioid sarcoma is often misdiagnosed as a benign disease such as granuloma. We report a case of a 74-year-old Japanese woman whose epithelioid sarcoma was initially misdiagnosed as fungal infection. Rebiopsy revealed the proliferation of atypical polygonal or oval epithelioid cells in the dermis and lymphocyte infiltration through the dermis. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for vimentin, cell adhesion molecule 5.2, epithelial membrane antigen, and E26-related gene. The nuclear expression of integrase interactor 1 was lost in the tumor cells. We encountered a rare case of epithelioid sarcoma and had difficulty in making the correct diagnosis. We suggest that in patients whose lesions are resistant to conventional treatments, repeat biopsy and immunohistochemical studies should be considered to rule out rare epithelioid sarcoma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 30%
Student > Postgraduate 2 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 70%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 20%
Unknown 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 September 2017.
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#1,138,248
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Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#66
of 2,468 outputs
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#35,535
of 290,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#6
of 276 outputs
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