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‘Just a fatty lump?’- Imaging soft tissue tumours and suspected sarcoma

Soft tissue tumours, in particular lipoma, are relatively common with a very high cure rate and low rate of recurrence following excision. They outnumber malignant soft tissue lesions considerably, making identification of aggressive lesions difficult and potentially leading to diagnostic delays. Soft tissue sarcomas are a relatively uncommon group of malignancies arising in mesenchymal tissues, and hence, can occur almost anywhere in the body. In recent years, the investigation and management of these lesions have been centralised to a number of specialist centres throughout the UK in an effort to aid early identification and streamline management of malignant soft tissue tumours.

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  • Authors: T Bean, JS Wong & P Suresh
  • Keywords: Lipoma, Liposarcoma, Soft tissue mass
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