[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma is a rare, recently described, and distinctive low-grade tumor of soft tissue. To our knowledge, there is only one previous report on the cytogenetics of this tumor. That case showed complex structural abnormalities, including a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 1 and 10 [t(1;10)(p22;q24)] with loss of chromosomes 3 and 13. We describe here a second case showing supernumerary ring chromosomes, and a derivative chromosome 13, with additional material on the short arm. We conclude that the presence of chromosomal abnormalities supports the neoplastic nature of this tumor and aids in its diagnosis. Furthermore, we also postulate that the finding of ring chromosomes, which have been identified in other low-grade soft-tissue tumors, may have important prognostic implications regarding the aggressiveness of this neoplasm.
Article · Aug 2004 · Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFT) of soft parts is a benign soft tissue tumor commonly located in the extremities. In this paper, a 3-week-old boy presented with left nasal mass at birth. He was found to have an OFT involving the ethmoid sinus. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of OFT in a newborn with involvement of the sinuses. This rare tumor should alert Pediatric Otolaryngologists to include it in the differential diagnosis of pediatric soft tissue tumors in sinuses.
Article · Mar 2004 · International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology