Mast cell sarcoma

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Mast cell sarcoma
Usual onsetCan occur at any age.[1]
PrognosisThe median survival time is less than 18 months

Mast cell sarcoma is an extremely aggressive[2] form of sarcoma made up of neoplastic mast cells. A sarcoma is a tumor made of cells from connective tissue. Mast cell sarcoma is an extremely rare tumor. Only three cases have been are reported so far[when?]. Prognosis is extremely poor. People with a mast cell sarcoma have no skin lesions, and pathology examination of the tumor shows it to be very malignant with an aggressive growth pattern.[3] Mast cell sarcoma should not be confused with extracutaneous mastocytoma, a rare benign mast cell tumor without destructive growth. In the cases observed, mast cell sarcoma terminated quickly as mast cell leukemia; one of the most aggressive human cancers.[4]

Mast cell sarcoma, burgeoning polylobar tissue lesion of the right colon

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  1. Monnier J., Georgin-Lavialle S., Canioni D., Lhermitte L., Soussan M., Arock M., Bruneau J., Dubreuil P., Bodemer C., Chandesris M., Lortholary O., Hermine O., Damaj G. et al Mast cell sarcoma: new cases and literature review. Oncotarget. 2016; 7: 66299-66309. Retrieved from Archived 2020-08-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Chott A, Guenther P, Huebner A, Selzer E, Parwaresch R, Horny H, Valent P (2003). "Morphologic and immunophenotypic properties of neoplastic cells in a case of mast cell sarcoma". Am J Surg Pathol. 27 (7): 1013–9. doi:10.1097/00000478-200307000-00019. PMID 12826896.
  3. Nancy Gould, "Diagnosis and Classification of Mastocytosis Archived 2004-10-27 at the Wayback Machine", The Mastocytosis Society.
  4. Ansell SM, ed. (2008). Rare Hematological Malignancies. Cancer Treatment & Research. Springer.

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