Soft tissue
Cell types for soft tissue tumors

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

Revised: 25 July 2016, last major update July 2012

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Definition / General
Cite this page: Cell types for soft tissue tumors. website. Accessed October 25th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Alveolar soft parts sarcoma, carcinoma (extension into soft tissue or metastases), clear cell sarcoma, epithelioid histiocytoma, epithelioid sarcoma, epithelioid variant of leiomyosarcoma, MFH or MPNST
  • Extracellular myxoid chondrosarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma, rhabdoid tumor, schwannoma, synovial sarcoma or vascular tumors

  • Variants of leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, MFH, MPNST, myxofibrosarcoma, PHAT, pleomorphic lipoma or rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Also melanoma and metastatic carcinoma

Round cell:
  • Desmoplastic small round cell sarcoma, Ewings/PNET, mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, MPNST, rhabdomyosarcoma, round cell liposarcoma, schwannoma with neuroblastoma-like features, synovial sarcoma
  • Also carcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, neuroblastoma, poorly differentiated tumors

Spindle cell:
  • Angiosarcoma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, benign nerve sheath tumor, DFSP, fibroma of tendon sheath (cellular), fibromatosis, fibrosarcoma, Kaposi‚Äôs sarcoma, leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, MPNST, nodular fasciitis, spindle cell lipoma, spindle cell variant of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, solitary fibrous tumor, superficial acral fibromyxoma, synovial sarcoma