Soft tissue
General
Approach to diagnosis

Author: Komal Arora, M.D.

Revised: 28 January 2018, last major update July 2012

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PubMed Search: Diagnosis [title] soft tissue

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Arora, K. Approach to diagnosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissueapproach.html. Accessed November 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Modified from Sternberg:
    1. Is lesion reactive or neoplastic?
    2. Is lesion malignant? (necrosis favors malignancy)
    3. Is malignant lesion a sarcoma? (may be melanoma, carcinoma, lymphoma)
    4. What type of differentiation is present? - assign to phenotypic category or classify as round cell, spindle cell, epithelioid, other
    5. If sarcoma, what is the grade?