Nicolas de Saint Aubain Somerhausen

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Forty-four samples from 25 cases of retroperitoneal sarcoma initially diagnosed as malignant fibrous histiocytoma were histologically reviewed. Immunohistochemistry for mdm2 and cdk4 was performed on 20 cases. Comparative genomic hybridization was performed on 18 samples from 13 patients. Seventeen cases were reclassified as dedifferentiated liposarcoma.(More)
Focal myxoid change is a well-recognized feature of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), but to date, predominantly myxoid examples of SFT have not been reported. We describe seven cases of SFT in which stromal myxoid change affected 50% or more of the tumor examined, thus obscuring typical diagnostic features. Patients ranged in age from 35 to 68 years old(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a malignant, often indolent vascular tumor which occurs at various anatomic sites. Based on a reciprocal translocation t (1;3)(p36;q25), a consistent WWTR1-CAMTA1 fusion gene has been found. An alternate YAP1-TFE3 fusion has been detected in a small and distinct subset of cases. METHODS Thirty-nine tumors,(More)
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a relatively rare sarcoma, which may be confused with several other mesenchymal and nonmesenchymal lesions. It bears the t(X;18) (SYT;SSX) translocation, which seems to be specific for this tumor type and can be detected in paraffin-embedded tissue, using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). However, the(More)
We report a case of a rare tumor of the head and neck: ectopic hamartomatous thymoma. The tumor involved the sus-clavicular area of a 48 year-old male. Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma exclusively occurs in the sus-scapular region. Histologically, it is characterized by the association of spindle-cell fascicles, epithelial solid or cystic structures and foci(More)
The clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features of 28 dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), giant cell fibroblastomas (GCFs), and hybrid lesions occurring in children are presented, including molecular data for seven of them. There were 19 pure adult-type DFSP (9 male and 10 female patients aged between a few days [neonate] and 13 years, median 7(More)
AIMS Lipoblastoma is a rare benign adipocytic neoplasm that occurs primarily in infancy and early childhood. Histologically, there is some morphological overlap with atypical lipomatous tumour and myxoid liposarcoma and the age at presentation is often regarded as a major diagnostic criterion. However, we recently encountered several cases of lipoblastoma(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare mesenchimal tumour mainly characterized by its local aggressiveness and high reported recurrence rates. Classically, wide excisional surgery with at least 3 cm of free tissue margins is recommended as treatment. We present a series of 18 patients with variable gross free tissue margins but confirmed histological(More)
Leiomyosarcoma in the pediatric age group is uncommon and incompletely characterized. A series of 20 primary leiomyosarcomas of soft tissue occurring in children younger than 16 years is presented. No significant gender predilection was observed (11 girls and 9 boys). Patient age ranged from 4 to 15 years (median, 12 years). Tumor size ranged from 0.5 to 13(More)
Despite their relative infrequency (which is often used as an excuse for poor treatment), soft-tissue sarcomas have been the focus of considerable interest and advances in recent years, mainly because of molecular genetic developments as well as evolution in their histological classification. In parallel, however, there remains no clear consensus regarding(More)