Aims: Intracranial myxoid mesenchymal tumors (IMMTs) with fusions between EWSR1/FUS and CREB transcription factors have morphologic overlap with myxoid angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (mAFH) and myoepithelial tumor/carcinoma (MET/MEC). We aimed to study the clinicopathologic and genetic spectrum of extracranial IMMT-like tumors and their relationships with mAFH and MET/MEC. Methods: Twelve extracranial tumors harboring EWSR1/FUS-CREB fusions across different histologic groups were characterized using RNA sequencing, FISH and/or RT-PCR. Results: There were 4 IMMT-like neoplasms, 3 MET/MECs, and 5 mAFHs from the tibia (n=1), oral cavity (n=2), and soft tissues (n=9; 5 in the extremities), harboring EWSR1-ATF1 in 4 cases, FUS-CREM and EWSR1-CREM in 3 each, and EWSR1-CREB1 in 2. Multinodular growth, reticular/cording/trabecular arrangements, myxocollagenous matrix, and lymphocytic infiltrates variably prevailed among the 3 groups. mAFHs were characterized by cells with syncytial cytoplasm. IMMT-like neoplasms and MET/MECs shared cells with distinct boundaries, but only MET/MECs expressed GFAP and/or S100. MUC4 and ALK were expressed in some IMMT-like neoplasms (2/4; 2/4) and mAFH (2/5; 1/5). Pan-TRK reactivity was observed in two IMMT-like neoplasms with upregulated NTRK3 mRNA and one MEC. Local recurrences, typically ≥ 12 months postoperatively, developed in 2/3 IMMT-like neoplasms, 1/2 MET/MECs, and 0/4 mAFHs with follow-up. No definite associations were found between fusion types and histology, immunoprofile or outcome. Conclusions: We demonstrated the similarities and differences among 3 extracranial myxocollagenous tumor groups sharing EWSR1/FUS-CREB fusions. Oral IMMT-like neoplasms harboring FUS-CREM or EWSR1-ATF1 and FUS-CREM-positive.
|Journal||Pathology Research and Practice|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2022|
- Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cell Biology