Clinical Study

Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 161-166

Successful treatment for solitary brain metastasis from alveolar soft part sarcoma

  • Cheng -Hsu WangAffiliated withDivision of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
  • , Ning LeeAffiliated withPathology Department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
  • , Liang -Shong LeeAffiliated withNeurosurgery Department, Veterans General Hospital

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Abstract

Following pulmonary metastases, alveolar soft part sarcoma has an unexplained predisposition to metastasize to the brain. Herein, a case of alveolar soft part sarcoma solitarily metastatic to the brain is described. A 23-year old female underwent the resection of alveolar soft part sarcoma from the right thigh. Three years after the surgery, a brain tumor was resected and pathology proved it was a metastatic alveolar soft part sarcoma. She is currently alive and well 6 years after brain surgery. Our report suggests that surgical resection for solitary brain metastasis from alveolar soft part sarcoma is an effective treatment modality.

Key words

brain metastasis alveolar soft part sarcoma solitary brain metastasis