Their topics include benign melanocytic proliferations and precursor lesions to melanoma, histologic and phenotypic variants of melanoma and of the borderline melanocytic tumor, squamous cell carcinoma and its precursors, benign adnexal neoplasms, soft tissue neoplasms
of the skin and superficial subcutis, and medico-legal aspects of neoplastic dermatology.
Myxoid tumors encompass a group of soft tissue neoplasms
with a "myxoid" stroma composed of clear, mucuslike substance.
Lipoma is a benign neoplasm of adipose cells and constitutes 16% of all the soft tissue neoplasms
Neural tumors represent a small but important part of the cutaneous soft tissue neoplasms
Application of Immunohistochemistry to Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Glomus tumors are soft tissue neoplasms
that mostly affect younger adults.
Role of electron microscopy in the evaluation of soft tissue neoplasms
, with emphasis on spindle cell and pleomorphic tumors.
They detail the principles and practice of biopsy diagnosis and management of these lesions, ancillary techniques for the evaluation and diagnosis of bone and soft tissue neoplasms
, spindle cell tumors in children and adults, giant cell tumors, myxoid lesions, lipomatous tumors, vascular tumors, pleomorphic sarcomas, osseous tumors, cartilaginous neoplasms, small round cell neoplasms, epithelioid and polygonal cell tumors, and cystic lesions, and their clinical, cytologic and histologic, and radiographic features and differential diagnosis, with clinical vignettes.
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcomas are soft tissue neoplasms
first described by Evans in 1987.
1 The differential diagnosis of sacral chordoma includes soft tissue neoplasms
(ie, osteosarcoma) that involve expansile masses in the pelvis, chondroid chordoma, and, in males, prostatic carcinoma.
In the thorax, FDG PET is used to (a) evaluate solitary pulmonary nodules and other suspicious opacities, (b) stage lung cancer, (c) assess response to treatment of malignancy, (d) detect recurrence of malignancy, (e) evaluate soft tissue neoplasms
, and (f) identify malignant pleural disease.
However, similar imaging features can be seen in other benign or malignant soft tissue neoplasms