Intra-abdominal desmoplastic small round-cell tumor. Report of 19 cases of a distinctive type of high-grade polyphenotypic malignancy affecting young individuals.

@article{Gerald1991IntraabdominalDS,
  title={Intra-abdominal desmoplastic small round-cell tumor. Report of 19 cases of a distinctive type of high-grade polyphenotypic malignancy affecting young individuals.},
  author={William L. Gerald and Hillis Miller and Hector A Battifora and Markku Miettinen and Elvio Gilberto da Silva and Juan Rosai},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={499-513}
}
Nineteen cases of a distinctive type of malignant small-cell tumor are presented. The main features of the entity are as follows: a predilection for adolescent males (mean age: 18.6 years); predominant or exclusive intra-abdominal location, with only inconstant and secondary organ involvement; nesting pattern of growth; focal rhabdoid features; intense desmoplastic reaction; immunohistochemical reactivity for epithelial [keratin, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA)], neural [neuron-specific… CONTINUE READING
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