Soft-Tissue Sarcomas: Etiology, Pathology, and Clinical Features

  • Walter LawrenceJr.
  • James P. Neifeld
  • Jose J. Terz
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Soft-tissue sarcomas are uncommon cancers representing only 1% of all malignant neoplasms (excluding skin) in adults. The total number of soft-tissue sarcomas diagnosed each year in the United States is about 5000. In view of this, few surgeons have had enough experience with these lesions to appreciate the many variations in their clinical presentation or natural history. Also, owing to this limited incidence of sarcomas, few controlled clinical trials have been carried out to determine optimal treatment programs. Accordingly, many of the observations in this book will be based on our personal clinical experience, rather than thorough scientific study, but the available data will be reviewed.


Synovial Sarcoma Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Granular Cell Tumor Epithelioid Sarcoma Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter LawrenceJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • James P. Neifeld
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jose J. Terz
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Surgical OncologyMedical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University)RichmondUSA
  2. 2.Massey Cancer CenterMedical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University)RichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of General Oncologic SurgeryCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

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