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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Soft Tissue Sarcomas: An Overview on Histomorphology

Shameera Begum, Shanmugasamy Kathirvelu, Anandraj Vaithy

Keywords : Classification of soft tissue sarcomas, Histomorphology, Malignant soft tissue tumors, Sarcomas

Citation Information : Begum S, Kathirvelu S, Vaithy A. Soft Tissue Sarcomas: An Overview on Histomorphology. 2019; 8 (2):45-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-8114

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) comprise a diverse group of rare malignancies that arise from connective tissues. The natural course of STS is unpredictable and aggressive if not diagnosed at an early stage. Discussion: The subclassification of these tumors is important for prognosis and clinical management of patients. In the present review, we discuss the histomorphologic features of STS and its subtypes based on 2013 World Health Organization classification and throw light on the incidence and presentation of STS. Conclusion: The systematic approach to morphologic assessment of STS outlined in this review will lead to narrowing of differential diagnoses and pave way for effective diagnosis and implementation of treatment strategies.

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