Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 550–554

Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma: ultrasound and magnetic resonance findings in two cases

  • Sung Hye Koh
  • Hyung Sim Choe
  • In Jae Lee
  • Hye Rim Park
  • Sang Hoon Bae
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-004-0876-5

Cite this article as:
Koh, S.H., Choe, H.S., Lee, I. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2005) 34: 550. doi:10.1007/s00256-004-0876-5

Abstract

Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma is a rare, slow-growing, yet metastasizing neoplasm characterized by histopathological fibrous/myxoid zonal alternations, which occasionally display an intralesional multinodular appearance. We report on the radiological features of two cases of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. Case 1 was a large ovoid mass with a well-defined margin in the thigh, showing the characteristic multiple, intralesional variable-sized nodules on high-frequency ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), some of the nodules showing a target-like appearance. Case 2 was a dumbbell-shaped chest wall mass showing invasive features without the intralesional multinodular appearance on MRI. The gross radiological appearances of our two cases were somewhat dissimilar, but they shared a pattern of low/high signal zonal distinction without hemorrhage or necrosis within the masses on MRI.

Keywords

Soft tissueFibromyxoid sarcomaUltrasoundMRI

Copyright information

© ISS 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Hye Koh
    • 1
  • Hyung Sim Choe
    • 1
  • In Jae Lee
    • 1
  • Hye Rim Park
    • 2
  • Sang Hoon Bae
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHallym University Sacred Heart HospitalAnyangKorea
  2. 2.Department of PathologyHallym University Sacred Heart HospitalAnyangKorea