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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 12 (2005), Issue 7, Pages 389-391
Case Report

Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma Presenting with Eosinophilia and Shunt

M Almansori,1 AR Turner,1 S Girgis,2 and D Vethanayagam1

1Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue tumour found in young adults that usually arises in skeletal muscle and occurs most frequently in the lower limbs. Radiological and pathological findings of ASPS in a 34-year-old man who presented with increasing shortness of breath over a period of four to six weeks with peripheral blood eosinophilia, hypoxemia and a significant arteriovenous shunt are reported. The present article is the fourth report of eosinophilia in association with sarcoma, and the first involving ASPS.