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Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.450.590.775
C04.557.450.795.775
Unique ID
D018234
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018234
Annotation
"alveolar" has nothing to do with pulmonary alveoli: it refers to sac-like pathology of soft part; coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term
Scope Note
A variety of rare sarcoma having a reticulated fibrous stroma enclosing groups of sarcoma cells, which resemble epithelial cells and are enclosed in alveoli walled with connective tissue. It is a rare tumor, usually occurring between 15 and 35 years of age. It appears in the muscles of the extremities in adults and most commonly in the head and neck regions of children. Though slow-growing, it commonly metastasizes to the lungs, brain, bones, and lymph nodes. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1365)
Entry Term(s)
Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma
Previous Indexing
Sarcoma (1966-1993)
Soft Tissue Neoplasms (1976-1993)
Public MeSH Note
1994
History Note
1994
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/25
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part Preferred
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