Clavicular and meningeal alveolar soft part sarcoma: An unusual case and literature review

Aaron James, Le Chang, Benjamin Levine, Sarah M. Dry

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Introduction: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) commonly arises in the soft tissue of the lower extremities. Primary bone involvement is rare. Methods/Results: We report a 23-year-old male who presented with pathologic fracture of the clavicle, and diagnosis of clavicular ASPS. Workup demonstrated a lumbar meningeal mass, also involving the vertebral bodies. Conclusions: Few cases of primary bone ASPS have been identified. Most common primary bone involvement includes the fibula, ilium and tibia. Likewise, meningeal involvement is quite rare. In summary, primary bone ASPS is rare and may involve the clavicle. Meningeal involvement is likewise rare, and presumably represents metastatic spread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Alveolar soft part sarcoma
  • ASPS
  • Bone ASPS
  • Meningeal ASPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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