What's new in small round blue cell sarcomas?

Michael A. Arnold, Sophia Shaddy, Lysandra Voltaggio, Christina A. Arnold

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Establishing a specific diagnosis for a so-called "small round blue cell sarcoma" requires pathologists to consider a broad differential diagnosis and understand the nuanced histology of these tumours. Pathologists must guide the cost effective selection and appropriate interpretation of immunohistochemical and molecular tests in conjunction with histologic and clinical data. We present a review of common small round blue cell sarcomas, highlighting challenging histologic differential diagnoses and diagnostic pitfalls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumour
  • Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Immunohistochemical staining
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Wilms tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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