Comparison of the diagnostic performances of core needle biopsy in myxoid versus non-myxoid tumors

ConclusionOur study suggests that CNB is useful for myxoid soft tissue tumors of the extremity, with regard to diagnosing malignancy and histologic grade. However, CNB was less useful for identifying histologic subtype in myxoid tumors than in non-myxoid tumors.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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AbstractLiposarcomas are the most common soft tissue sarcoma. They occur mainly in the thigh or retroperitoneum. Due to their size, lipomatous tumours can herniate either through the abdominal wall or in the groin. The part of the tumour that herniates represents only the ‘tip of the iceberg’, as the main part of the tumour is not detectable clinically and is often underestimated. Due to their deep location, lipomatous tumours are often large at the time of presentation and therefore their surgical management can be challenging. Furthermore, due to their delayed presentation, there is a higher risk of de-differ...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsRepeat US-guided biopsy of a musculoskeletal soft-tissue lesion with initially inconclusive biopsy results can be useful to establish a final diagnosis. Lesion features on US (borders and visibility) may be used to prospectively determine the utility of a repeat US-guided biopsy.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We present the case of a 52-year-old male patient with recurrence of a soft-tissue sarcoma of the left leg treated with percutaneous laser ablation. The patient received the diagnosis of sarcoma for the first time in 2011; further local recurrences and a pulmonary metastatic spread occurred during follow-up, so the patient has been treated several times with chemotherapy, limb-sparing surgery and radiotherapy. In September 2017, a new local recurrence of sarcoma occurred, for which limb amputation was proposed but refused by the patient. Laser ablation with ultrasound guidance was performed, with complete ablation at 6 mon...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study suggests that CNB is useful for myxoid soft tissue tumors of the extremity, with regard to diagnosing malignancy and histologic grade. However, CNB was less useful for identifying histologic subtype in myxoid tumors than in non-myxoid tumors.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundFever of unknown origin is often a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians due to its extremely broad differential. One of the rarer categories of disease causing fever of unknown origin is malignancies; of these, soft tissue sarcoma is one of the least common. Soft tissue sarcomas make up
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This article presents the case of a 61-year-old man with right ankle tenderness and malaise. Ultrasound-guided biopsy and pathological examination were performed and the pathological diagnosis was a CCS. The patient underwent a below-knee amputation and had no local recurrence or metastasis at the 6‑month follow-up. PMID: 30623235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Orthopade - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthopade Source Type: research
Authors: Seward MC, Daniel GB, Ruth JD, Dervisis N, Partanen A, Yarmolenko PS Abstract PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided high-intensity-focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment modality that precisely focuses ultrasound energy within a tumour and can be customised to result in a wide range of local bioeffects. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using MR-HIFU to treat soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of dogs admitted to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016 were sear...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
B Asokan, P Ramanan, M Sundararaj, E KovarthiniIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2017 50(3):310-313 Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare form of soft-tissue sarcoma arising from connective tissue. It is most often seen in adolescents and young adults and has high propensity for recurrence and metastasis. Clinically, it mimics haemangioma or arteriovenous malformations. In our case report, an 18-year-old female presented with markedly vascular tumour in the left forearm, for which excision biopsy was done. Histopathological report revealed ASPS. The patient was screened for metastasis. Ultrasound abdomen, computed t...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The incidental finding of soft tissue masses is a challenge for the radiologist. Benign and malignant lesions can be differentiated relying on patient history, symptoms and mostly with the help of imaging. Ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) become fundamental in order to distinguish these lesions but the radiologist needs to know the main characteristics of benign soft tissue masses and sarcomas. Herein, we present a pictorial review of lesions mimicking soft tissue sarcomas features.
Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
This study reports a case of ALCL with multiple extranodal involvement, especially the whole body skeletal muscles, with the aim to share the imaging features of the ALCL including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT). Patient concerns: A 54-year-old female patient presented with two-month history of bilateral shoulder pain, which had exacerbated for 6 days prior to admission. MRI scans revealed multiple hyperintense on T2-weighted image (T2WI) and marked inhomogenous diffuse or rim enhancement masses in shoulder muscles. The probab...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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