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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 619–621 | Cite as

Sclerosing epithelioid fiberosarcoma: short T2 on MR imaging

  • Dane R. Christensen
  • Rajen Ramsamooj
  • T. J. Gilbert
CASE REPORT

Abstract 

A case of sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma and its appearance on MRI is presented. The tumor showed a zonal architecture on MRI with a large central core of very low signal intensity and a peripheral rim of intermediate to high signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted spin echo pulse sequences. The core showed decreased cellularity with dense collagen deposition on histologic examination, and the peripheral zone increased cellularity with increased nuclear atypia. The presence of a prominent region of very low signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted images can be seen with neural tumors, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, aggressive fibromatosis, and, in rare instances, with soft tissue sarcomas rich in collagen.

Key words Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma Fibrosarcoma Leg MRI Spin echo sequences Short T2 

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© International Skeletal Society 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dane R. Christensen
    • 1
  • Rajen Ramsamooj
    • 2
  • T. J. Gilbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clincis, 420 Delaware Street South East/Box 292, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAUS

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