Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the pleura
Citation, DOI & article data
Tend to occur in younger patients (mean ~ 25.5 years) and with a slightly greater male predilection.
Treatment and prognosis
DSRCT tend to be aggressive tumors with a poor prognosis.
History and etymology
DSRCT was first described in 1989 by Gerald and Rosai and Ordonez et al. as a highly aggressive and rare mesenchymal tumor arising from serosal surfaces.
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