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Desmoplastic small round cell tumour in a 74 year old man: an uncommon cause of ascites (case report)

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Author(s): Heikkila Andrew | Prebtani Ally

Journal: Diagnostic Pathology
ISSN 1746-1596

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract A rare case is provided of a 74 year old man who presented with ascites of unknown etiology. CT scan of the abdomen revealed extensive omental caking, and omental biopsy cytogenetics showed findings in keeping with a diagnosis of desmoplastic small round cell tumour (DSRCT). This case is unique in that it involves a significantly older patient, negative WT1 immunohistochemical staining, and negative cytology. Despite repeated paracenteses and fluid management, the patient died in hospital secondary to renal complications.
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