Soft tissue tumors of the lower extremities

Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Mark J. Kransdorf, George C. Nomikos, Mark D. Murphey

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Abstract

MRI is the preferred modality for the evaluation of a soft tissue mass following radiography. The radiologic appearance of certain soft tissue tumors or tumor-like processes may be sufficiently unique to allow a strong presumptive radiologic diagnosis. It must be emphasized that one cannot differentiate reliably between benign and malignant lesions on radiologic imaging alone. When a specific diagnosis is not possible, knowledge of tumor prevalence by location and age, with appropriate clinical history and radiologic features, can be used to establish a suitably ordered differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-1011
Number of pages21
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Bancroft, L. W., Peterson, J. J., Kransdorf, M. J., Nomikos, G. C., & Murphey, M. D. (2002). Soft tissue tumors of the lower extremities. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 40(5), 991-1011. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0033-8389(02)00033-7