Benign mimics of soft tissue sarcomas

E. Moskovic, J. W. Serpell, C. Parsons, C. Fisher, J. M. Thomas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


We reviewed all new patients referred for treatment to the Sarcoma Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital with a clinical diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) during the course of 1 year (1989-1990). Of 118 patients, 65 (55.1%) had primary STS, 26 (22.0%) had recurrent STS, 19 (16.1%) had benign soft tissue tumours and eight (6.8%) had malignant tumours other than STS involving soft tissues and presenting clinically as soft tissue tumours. All patients underwent CT scanning which was used to assist diagnosis, assess operability or for radiotherapy planning. The CT findings of the benign lesions, all clinically suspicious of sarcoma, are discussed. The role of CT in the identification and management of these cases is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes

Cite this