Alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the vagina.

  title={Alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the vagina.},
  author={Glenn W. Chapman and Jonathan Benda and Todd O. Williams},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={18 1},
A 26-year-old female with an alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the vagina, manifesting itself during and after pregnancy, is described. The presenting symptoms were pain and an increase in the size of the mass. Local excision, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, was ineffective and the tumor reoccurred within 6 weeks. Reoperation with removal of a portion of the vagina, surrounding tissues, and adjacent periosteum of the pubic bone has resulted in a stabilization of the disease.