Imaging of soft tissue neoplasms in the adult: Malignant tumors

M. D. Murphey, M. J. Kransdorf, S. E. Smith

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This review discusses the spectrum of malignant soft tissue tumors usually found in adults. Lesions most commonly identified in the pediatric population, as well as tumorlike masses, are not covered. Rather than presenting a complete review, the focus of this discussion is on common lesions and those lesions in which the diagnosis may be suggested on the basis of imaging. Diagnoses covered include malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, leiomyosarcoma, aggressive vascular tumors, extraskeletal chondrosarcoma and osteosarcoma, lymphoma, and metastatic carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-58
Number of pages20
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


  • MR
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neoplasms
  • Soft tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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