Correlation and Importance of Site in Mesenchymal Neoplasm - An Institutional Experience

  • Richika Gupta Baba farid university of health sciences Faridkot
  • Ramesh Kumar Kundal Government medical college, Rajindra hospital Patiala BFUHS
  • Manjit Kaur Advanced cancer institute Bathinda, Punjab BFUHS
  • Munish Kumar Gupta Delhi Heart Institute and Multispeciality Hospital Bathinda, India
Keywords: Soft tissue, Sarcoma, site, histopathological type, Malignant


Background: Soft tissue tumors are a complex group of neoplasms with differentiation towards mesenchymal tissue occurring in all age groups.   These neoplasms can cause particular problems in their diagnosis. Detailed clinical information and biopsy is an essential component of the pre-operative diagnostic work up. Site of tumor is important in soft tissue tumors as site provides ancillary help in differential diagnosis for example three fourth soft tissue sarcomas are located in the extremities (most common in the thigh) and 10 % each in the trunk wall and retroperitoneum.     Methods: This study comprised 200 cases. Soft tissue tumours were divided into benign and malignant categories, were further divided according to WHO classification and the site of occurrence and results were compared with some studies carried by other authors.       Result: The most common site of soft tissue tumours as a whole is head and neck (n = 58; 29%) followed by upper limb, (n=51; 25.5%). Although benign tumours were seen to be maximum in head & neck, (n = 55; 27.5%) where as intermediate in upper limb (n=5; 2.5%) and malignant tumours showed a predilection for lower limb (n=10 cases; 5.0%)     Conclusion: The current study was done to correlate the nature of lesions in case of soft tissues with respect to site and benign tumors were found to be more common amongst all with head and neck being frequently affected area. Sarcomas were more commonly found in lower limb and the results were compared with the studies done by other authors.

Author Biographies

Richika Gupta, Baba farid university of health sciences Faridkot
Ramesh Kumar Kundal, Government medical college, Rajindra hospital Patiala BFUHS
Department of Pathology
Manjit Kaur, Advanced cancer institute Bathinda, Punjab BFUHS
Department of Pathology
Munish Kumar Gupta, Delhi Heart Institute and Multispeciality Hospital Bathinda, India
Department of Orthopaedics


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