Clear cell sarcoma or malignant melanoma of soft parts: molecular analysis of microsatellite instability with clinical correlation.


Malignant melanoma of soft parts, also termed clear cell sarcoma (CCS), is a rare malignancy of neural crest origin which is different from cutaneous malignant melanoma. Although a translocation involving chromosomes 12 and 22 is characteristic of clear cell sarcoma and not malignant melanoma, there are a paucity of methods to differentiate the two… (More)