Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons and Aponeuroses

Malignant Melanoma of Soft Tissues
  • Mario Campanacci


This highly malignant tumor seems to be of neuroectodermal origin, possibly from melanocytes migrated during the embryonic development. Cytogenetically, a translocation of chromosomes 12 and 22 (which is not a feature of melanomas) has been frequently found.


Soft Tissue Tumor Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Melanin Pigment Acta Pathol Clear Cytoplasm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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