“What the mind does not know, the eyes do not see”.
Epithelioid Sarcoma is a rare malignat tumour and can look deceptively benign.
It was first described by Laskowski in 1961 as “sarcoma aponeuroticum” as it involved aponeuroses and surrounding structures.
Later Enzinger introduced the current term “epithelioid sarcoma”.
Only an expert histopathologist with many years experience can think of this rare tumour on haematoxylin and eosin stain.
Smart pathologists have an eye to catch the clues immediately. Later, immunohistochemistry and cytogenetics help in confirming the diagnosis.
This tumour can be mistaken for chronic inflammatory condition, necrotizing granulomas, and various fibrohistiocytic tumours.
Wrong diagnosis can delay proper treatment and can actually kill a young patient.
There are star pathologists in every part of the world. I dedicate every blog post for those excellent, silent workers.