Soft Tissue Tumors
Approach to diagnosis
Reviewer: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 July 2012, last major update July 2012
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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?
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