Pattern Analysis Of Purely Dermal Cutaneous Mesenchymal Tumours Presenting As Superficial Palpable Growth

  • Swati Patki LTMMC AND LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai(India)
  • Madhu Chaturvedi LTMMC AND LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai(India)


Background: Cutaneous  mesenchymal tumours are relatively rare except for a small number of lesions that are very common. Benign cuteneous  soft tissue tumors outnumber malignant tumors by a wide margin.Malignant cutaneous soft tissue tumors, on the other hand, ultimately come to medical attention. Soft tissue sarcomas, compared with carcinomas and other neoplasms, are relatively rare and constitute fewer than 1% of all cancers .A systematic approach can help achieve a definitive diagnosis or limit a differential diagnosis and prevents over-treatment or under-treatment.This study will  focus on primary cutaneous (particularly dermal) soft tissue tumours that can be part of syndrome e.g. neurofibromas associated with von Recklinghausen’s disease or benign tumors that simulate malignancies and are often misdiagnosed as such e.g. fibrous histiocytoma and low-grade malignant cutaneous soft tissue tumours that although rare are often associated with high morbidity and mortality. Material and Methods: The present cross sectional analytical study was conducted in department of Pathology of a tertiary care hospital over a period of five years. All the incision biopsy and resection specimens received in the department of surgical pathology suggestive of cutaneous soft tissue tumours (purely dermal) as per clinical and morphological details. Result Analysis:The data was analyzed using rates, ratios and percentages. Association between incidence of cutaneous soft tissue tumours & various demographic parameters like age, sex, were calculated. Conclusion:Pathologists play an important role in reaching to accurate morphological diagnosis with the aid of IHC to prevent any uncertainty due to indistinct clinical features. DOI:10.21276/APALM.1388


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