Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of the Soft-Tissues

  • Paul J. ZhangEmail author


Most soft-tissue tumors are benign, of which the majority are lipomas. Malignant sarcomas account for about 1% of all malignant tumors. Most sarcomas arise in the deep soft-tissues of the extremities, the incidence increasing with age. With current treatment, about one third of patients die of their disease, largely because of lung metastases. Currently, most authors recognize the categories of benign, locally aggressive, rarely metastasizing and frankly malignant tumors.


Spindle Cell Synovial Sarcoma Solitary Fibrous Tumor Glomus Tumor Granular Cell Tumor 
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  2. World Health Organization Classification of Tumors: Pathology and Genetics, Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone, Christophe Fletcher, K. Krishnan Unni, and Fredrik Mertens, Editors, IARC Press, 2002Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyHospital for the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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