IJCRR - 6(8), April, 2014
CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF BENIGN SOFT TISSUE TUMORS
Author: Venkatraman J., Rathna S.., Dhananjay S. Kotasthane, Govindaraj T.
Objective: “Soft tissue' is a non epithelial extra skeletal tissue of the body exclusive of the reticuloendothelial system, glia and supporting tissue of the various parenchymal organs”. Though they can occur anywhere in the body, most commonly they involve upper and lower extremities, trunk, retro-peritoneum and head and neck [1,7]. Biological activity of these tumors varies from benign localized tumors, to benign locally aggressive, to malignant metastatic types . Diagnosis of soft tissue tumors are done by standard methods like Light microscopy, special stains and immune histo chemistry [7,8,9]. This study was conducted with the aim of studying gross and microscopic features of various benign soft tissue tumors and also to correlate them clinically. Materials and methods: The incisional and excisional specimens of various soft tissue tumors were fixed in 10% neutral formalin for 24 hrs and they were subjected for routine processing and reporting. Both gross and light microscopy of the tumors were studied that included the clinicopathological features of 109 cases of soft tissue tumors between the period of May 2008 to May 2012. Results: A total number of 109 cases of soft tissue tumors were studied. Benign soft tissue tumors constituted 79.8% with a peak age occurrence in the fifth decade and showed predilection for upper extremities and lower extremities. Conclusion: Benign soft tissue tumors out number malignant tumors and it is very important to make accurate diagnosis since it has a favourable clinical outcome.
Keywords: Benign tumors, microscopy, soft tissue, lipoma.
Venkatraman J., Rathna S.., Dhananjay S. Kotasthane, Govindaraj T.. CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF BENIGN SOFT TISSUE TUMORS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(8), April, 57-62
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