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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009;52(3):377-381.
Published online March 1, 2009.
A case of peritoneal desmoplastic small round cell tumor.
Ki Yeol Yang, Young Sun Kim, Ji Hyun Han, Yong Ku Park, Min Hyung Jung
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyung Hee Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. webhospital@naver.com
2Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is a rare and aggressive tumor that affects young males. It is usually an abdominopelvic malignancy that demonstrates distinct histological appearances and a unique cytogenetic profile. There have been many different approaches to the treatment of desmoplastic small round cell tumor, but unfortunately it remains incurable and has poor long-term survival rates. However, with an aggressive approach to the treatment using multiple modalities, some temporary benefit to survival can be achieved. There has not yet been a case in which treatment has led to a curative outcome. Recently, we also experienced a case of very poor outcome of 31-year-old female with small round cell tumor in peritoneum. Here, we report the case with a brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Peritoneum


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