Soft tissue
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Architectural patterns

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 July 2016, last major update July 2012

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Definition / General
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Definition / General
  • Alveolar: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar soft parts sarcoma
  • Fascicular: fibromatosis, fibrosarcoma, neural tumors (benign or malignant), smooth muscle tumors, synovial sarcoma
  • Glandular: adenocarcinoma, biphasic synovial sarcoma, glandular MPNST
  • Lobular: clear cell sarcoma, epithelioid sarcoma, extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma
  • Palisading: palisading intranodal myofibroblastoma, Schwann cells (neural tumors), smooth muscle tumors, spindle cell lipoma, synovial sarcoma
  • Pericytic vascular: mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, MFH, myopericytoma, solitary fibrous tumor / hemangiopericytoma, synovial sarcoma
  • Plexiform: nerve sheath tumors (neurofibroma, schwannoma), plexiform fibrous histiocytoma
  • Plexiform vascular: low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma, myxoid liposarcoma, nodular fasciitis
  • Storiform: dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), fibrohistiocytic tumors, dedifferentiated liposarcoma, low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma, MFH, perineurioma