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Introduction and General Approach

  • Steven D. BillingsEmail author
  • Rajiv M. Patel
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Abstract

Soft tissue tumor is a difficult area in dermatopathology. Although some soft tissue tumors like dermatofibromas are commonly encountered, many are rare. Therefore dermatopathologists and pathologists are often unfamiliar with relevant diagnostic criteria or even a method for approaching these challenging cases. This chapter will provide an introduction to the assessment of cutaneous soft tissue tumors, focusing on broad concepts.

Keywords

Soft tissue tumors Patterns Cytomorphology Differential diagnosis General approach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn ArborUSA

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