soft tissue sarcoma

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soft tissue sarcoma

Oncology A sarcoma that arises in muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissues. See Sarcoma.
Soft tissue sarcoma staging
I A Tumor cells are morphologically similar to normal cells; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
II A Tumor cells are mildly atypical; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
III A Tumor cells are moderately or severely atypical/bizarre; tumor measures ≤ 5 cm
 B Ditto; tumor ≥ 5 cm
IV A Any cellular atypia; any sized tumor with lymph node involvement
 B Any cellular atypia; any sized tumor with metastasis  
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MDM2 and CDK4 immunostainings are useful adjuncts in diagnosing well-differentiated and dedifferentiated liposarcoma subtypes: a comparative analysis of 559 soft tissue neoplasms with genetic data.
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MDM2 and CDK4 immuno-stainings are useful adjuncts in diagnosing well-differentiated and dedifferentiated liposarcoma subtypes: a comparative analysis of 559 soft tissue neoplasms with genetic data.
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PET has been applied to the evaluation of suspected malignant pleural disease and soft tissue neoplasms.
More than any other subspecialty within pathology, with the exception of perhaps hematopathology, molecular studies have become important in the diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms.
To examine patterns of use of FISH in the diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms, and to evaluate the utility of the method, we reviewed 230 consecutive soft tissue cases where FISH was performed.
Standard stains used in the diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms are listed in Table 2.
10,56) Second, EMA expression in soft tissue neoplasms is not restricted to perineuriomas; it can be detected in neoplasms with (myo)fibroblastic differentiation as well as in synovial sarcomas, in epithelioid sarcomas, (26,42,57) and in other mesenchymal neoplasms.
The introductory section presents a concise summary of soft tissue tumors, including pathologic and clinical data for the optimal management of soft tissue neoplasms.