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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Clinico-pathological study of soft tissue tumors


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Author Details : Shameera Begum, Shanmugasamy Kathirvelu*, Anandraj Vaithy K, Sowmya Srinivasan

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 259-265


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Abstract

Background: Soft tissue tumors (STT) are a diverse group of tumors. The prognosis of soft tissue tumors
is unpredictable and aggressive if not diagnosed early. A vast majority of STT are benign, having a very
high cure rate following surgical excision. Benign tumors vary widely in appearance and behavior. The subclassification
of these benign tumors is essential for prognosis as well as clinical management of patients.
Histopathology is considered gold standard in the diagnosis of benign STT.
Objective: To study the clinicopathological profile of benign STT in terms of incidence, age, sex, site
distribution, gross and histopathological features and their correlation with clinical diagnosis.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study included 249 patients with benign STT whose excision
specimens were analyzed in the Department of Pathology over five years from January 2013 to December
2017.
Results: Benign STT constituted 14.7% of all types of neoplasms in the present study. Among STT, benign
tumors formed the majority (92.2%). Adipocytic tumors formed the most common histologic group. Benign
STT showed a slight male preponderance with peak incidence in the fourth decade. The most common site
of occurrence was the trunk followed by head and neck.
Conclusion: With this study, we were able to reassess the clinicopathological profile of benign soft tissue
STT and their different types with respect to age, sex, and site distribution.

Keywords: Benign soft tissue tumors, Histopathological study, Incidence, Lipoma, Soft tissue tumors, Benign soft tissue tumors,
Histopathological study, Incidence, Lipoma, Soft tissue tumors.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2020.049

How to cite : Begum S , Kathirvelu S , Anandraj Vaithy K, Srinivasan S, Clinico-pathological study of soft tissue tumors. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2020;7(2):259-265

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