Epithelioid sarcoma metastatic to the tongue: a rare entity


OZDEMIR E. , KOCYIGIT P., BOSTANCI S., OKCU-HEPER A., Aksu D., GURGEY E.

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, vol.31, no.5, pp.401-405, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0303-6987.2004.00213.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-405

Abstract

Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) typically arises as a firm nodule on the extremities of young men. The tumor is remarkable for diagnostic difficulties both clinically and histopathologically resulting in a high frequency of initial misdiagnosis. ES is also known to have a high rate of recurrence and high rate of metastasis predominantly to the lymph nodes, lungs, and scalp. Herein, the second case of ES with metastasis to the tongue is reported.