Cerebral sarcoma

Common Name(s)

Cerebral sarcoma

Cerebral sarcoma is a type of cancer that affects mesenchymal cells in the brain. Mesenchymal cells are found in the bones, cartilage, fat, muscle, and blood vessels. It is very rare for a sarcoma to begin in the brain, thus cerebral sarcomas typically begin growing somewhere else in the body and later spread to the brain in a process known as metastasis.

Symptoms of cerebral sarcoma can include poor coordination, lethargy, headache, memory loss, numbness, personality changes, seizures, vision changes, vomiting, and weakness. The risk of developing a sarcoma can be increased by the presence of inherited gene mutations or by exposure to chemicals or radiation that can cause mutations. Brain tumors are dangerous because they can cause high pressure inside the skull, damaging surrounding brain tissue.

In order to diagnose cerebral sarcoma, your doctor will likely perform imaging tests. If a mass that could be cancer is seen on imaging, a small sample or biopsy of the mass may be taken in order to make a diagnosis. Treatment for a cerebral sarcoma may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted drug treatments. Talk to your doctor for more information and to find available support groups for those affected by this condition.

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cerebral sarcoma" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Temporal primary cerebral Ewing sarcoma extended to skull.
 

Author(s): Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Claudia Martínez, Martha Tena-Suck, Miguel Ángel Collado-Ortiz, Ulises Rodríguez, Arturo Garcìa Marquez, Diana Gómez, Fernando Becerra

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2011 Oct;69(5):842-3.

 

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2011

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[Primary Ewing sarcoma of the skull base with cerebral extension. A case report].
 

Author(s): O Naama, A Ajja, M Gazzaz, A Albouzidi, A Belhachmi, A Asri, A Akhaddar, B El Moustarchid, B Kadiri, A Labraimi, M Boucetta

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2007 Mar;34(1):68-9.

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2007

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Epithelioid sarcoma of the upper extremity with cerebral metastases.
 

Author(s): A J Rege, R S Dhir, V Pradeep

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;38(4):195-7.

 

A forty year old male patient presented with swollen, deformed right hand with multiple irregular ulcers. The axillary lymph nodes were enlarged, firm and tender. The biopsy of nodules present on the hand revealed areas of haemorrhage and necrosis. The histopathological examination ...

Last Updated: 7 Sep 1993

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Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Refractory, Recurrent, or Advanced CNS or Leptomeningeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors; Neuroblastoma; Sarcoma

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017

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Abemaciclib in Children With DIPG or Recurrent/Refractory Solid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma; Brain Tumor, Recurrent; Solid Tumor, Recurrent; Neuroblastoma, Recurrent, Refractory; Ewing Sarcoma, Recurrent, Refractory; Rhabdomyosarcoma, Recurrent, Refractory; Osteosarcoma, Recurrent, Refractory; Rhabdoid Tumor, Recurrent, Refractory

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2017

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Methionine PET/CT Studies In Patients With Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Tumors and/or Solid Tumors Including; Brain Stem Glioma; High Grade CNS Tumors; Ependymoma; Medulloblastoma; Craniopharyngioma; Low Grade CNS Tumors; Hodgkin Lymphoma; Non Hodgkin Lymphoma; Ewing Sarcoma; Osteosarcoma; Rhabdomyosarcoma; Neuroblastoma; Other

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2017

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