Classification of Soft Tissue Lesions and General Principles of Soft Tissue Pathology
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Soft tissue sarcomas are currently classified on the basis of the 2013 WHO classification of soft tissue tumors. WHO classifies the different entities on the basis of histomorphology and includes all available immunophenotypic and genetic data since the 2002 edition. This perfectly matches a diagnostic approach that integrates sequentially the microscopic features of the lesion with its immunophenotype and its genetic profile. Soft tissue sarcomas and soft tissue tumors of intermediate malignancy currently recognized by WHO classification are listed in Table 5.1.
KeywordsHistopathology Histogenesis Prognosis Aggressiveness Metastasis
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