Alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the cheek: Report of a case with a review of the literature

Kenji Kimi, Ken Onodera, Hiroyuki Kumamoto, Ryo Ichinohasama, Seishi Echigo, Kiyoshi Ooya

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An alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) occurring in the cheek is described, with a review of the literature. The subject was a 25-year-old woman who presented with a large swelling in the left cheek. The lesion, initially diagnosed as a benign tumor on radiographic and computed tomographic examinations, was surgically excised. Histopathological examination of the mass revealed a nest-like or organoid cellular arrangement as confirmed by three-dimensional computer graphic reconstruction. The cytoplasm of the large polygonal tumor cells contained abundant diastase-resistant, PAS-positive inclusions, ultrastructurally confirmed to be crystalloid materials. The tumor cells were immunoreactive for anti-myoglobin, sarcomeric actin, and neuron-specific enolase antibodies, suggesting a myogenic origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct


  • Alveolar soft-part sarcoma
  • Cheek
  • Three-dimensional graphic reconstruction


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